'Walking miracle' Tiger is doing it for his kids - Tim Rosaforte

Journalist joined us for Ryder Cup preview with Nathan Murphy

BY Ciaran Bradley 20:13 Wednesday 26 September 2018, 20:13 26 Sep 2018

Tiger Woods has been praised as a ‘walking miracle’ ahead of the Ryder Cup, and that he is all the more motivated to succeed so his children can ‘feel’ his success.

US golf journalist Tim Rosaforte joined Off The Ball to discuss Tiger’s resurgence before he tees off in one of the most prestigious team competitions this weekend.

“It turned back time, but it also seemed that it was about time, in the sense that he had put himself in the position to win enough. Some things just have to happen for you to end up with a ‘W’ – he played well enough at the PGA – Brooks Koepka outplayed him. He played well enough at the Open Championship to a certain point.

“He showed signs, it just had to be right place, right time.”

Tim was also effusive in his praise for what Woods has come through to resume his place at the top table of PGA golfers, after his back fusion surgery and personal problems.

“He’s a walking miracle.

“He couldn’t get out of bed, let alone swing a golf club. He obviously had a lot of other issues as well which caused him a lot of pain physically and for his life, and for his family too.

“I remember talking to him at The Open weekend about his family, and he was talking about how much he wanted his family to ‘feel’ it, to feel what it was like when their Dad was close to winning a Major championship.”

We shall see over the coming days whether Tiger can ensure that the US team is in contention come the Sunday

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