Tiger Woods pays touching tribute to his mom Kultida as she, daughter Sam and son Charlie join him to accept prestigious award ahead of US Open

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Tiger Woods was presented pinch a prestigious grant by nan USGA connected Tuesday nighttime up of nan US Open.  

The Bob Jones Award is nan highest grant from nan USGA that recognizes committedness to sportsmanship and respect for golf's traditions.

The 15-time awesome victor was surrounded by family arsenic he accepted nan prestigious astatine Pinehurst, North Carolina, up of this week's US Open. 


The 48-year-old was joined by his mother Kultida, 80, girl Sam, 16, and boy Charlie, 15.  

'Charlie conscionable said to not fto my caput get excessively big,' Woods quipped astatine nan opening of his reside aft a video filled pinch immoderate of nan game's astir celebrated faces and large names praising him had played. 

Tiger Woods was presented pinch a prestigious grant by nan USGA connected Tuesday night

The 48-year-old accepted the Bob Jones Award - nan highest grant from nan USGA

'It is simply a very humbling and typical night,' he continued. 'One that I don't return lightly because of nan erstwhile recipients of this award. These are group that I had idolized either done lit aliases successful personification aliases successful video aliases moreover sewage to play and compete with. 

'Bobby Jones is nan top amateur that ever lived and what he meant to nan crippled and what he designed nan crippled to beryllium and to beryllium represented - each nan attributes that he effort to aspire to successful this awesome crippled of play - this is what Bobby Jones alluded.'

Woods went connected to salary an incredibly moving tribute to his mom, who sat alongside his 2 children successful nan audience. He thanked her for her support successful helping his execute his dreams. 

'There's nary different clip that I felt truthful overmuch unit to triumph nan arena than nan past US Amateur that I was ever going to play in,' he recalled of nan 199 tournament. 

'The logic is mom ne'er came to immoderate of my juniors. Mom ne'er came to immoderate of my amateurs. [But] She was wearing a Stanford sweatshirt location astatine Pumpkin Ridge, she was location for nan first time. Now, ideate if I mislaid nan damn thing. But erstwhile I made that winning putt who was nan first personification I hugged? Right mommy, it was you.'

The camera panned to Tida has she emotionally looked up astatine her boy connected nan podium pinch pride. 

'My mom doesn't get capable credit,' Woods added. 'Everyone ever though it was maine and dada connected nan road, which it was, but mom was astatine home. Mom has been location my full life, she's been location done heavy and thin. 

'This grant I judge successful humbleness and unbelievable respect for nan past recipients but I besides judge it from my mommy too. She allowed maine to get here, to pursuit my dreams. I didn't do this alone, I had nan top stone immoderate kid could perchance person - my mom. Thank you, mommy.' 

Woods pulled his mother and girl Sam into a tight clasp aft exiting nan stage, while boy Charlie stood applauding his father. 

Tida was joined to Woods' begetter Earl for 37 years until his death in May 2006 astatine their location successful Cypress.

The 15-time awesome victor was joined by boy Charlie, 15, mother, Kultida, girl Sam, 16 (L-R)

The camera panned to Tida, 80, has she emotionally looked up astatine her boy connected nan podium

Woods is utilized to being honored for his performances connected nan course, wherever he has won 15 fields among his 82 profession victories connected nan PGA Tour.

The 48-year-old Woods was inducted into nan World Golf Hall of Fame successful 2022, and he received nan Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump successful 2019.

Woods is simply a nine-time USGA champion, winning 3 consecutive US Junior Amateurs, followed by 3 consecutive US Amateurs, and past nan US Open astatine Pebble Beach (2000), Bethpage Black (2002) and Torrey Pines (2008).

Jones won nan Grand Slam successful 1930 erstwhile it was comprised of nan US Open, US Amateur, British Open and British Amateur. He later co-founded Augusta National Golf Club and created nan Masters.

Off nan play course, Woods launched what now is called nan TGR Foundation that emphasizes acquisition opportunities, on pinch STEM-based learning astatine nan TGR Learning Lab successful California. He besides has started a play people creation firm. One of his courses successful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, hosted a PGA Tour arena past fall.

Previous winners see Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, Mickey Wright and Ben Hogan, and erstwhile President George H.W. Bush.

Woods is group to compete successful this week's 3rd awesome of nan twelvemonth astatine Pinehurst successful North Carolina, and he hasn't conscionable been joined by his family disconnected nan people but besides connected it.

Charlie himself tried to suffice for nan event, falling short successful a qualifier successful April, but he joined his celebrated begetter - and successful matching colors excessively - successful a believe information pinch Max Homa and Min Woo Lee up of Thursday's start.

Woods pulled his mother and girl Sam into a tight clasp aft exiting nan stage

He besides gave a hug to Charlie, who had joined him for a believe information earlier successful nan day 

Speaking astir Charlie's beingness astatine nan course, Woods told nan media: 'I deliberation having Charlie retired present is very special. To person nan father-son narration that we person and to widen it into this portion of some of our lives, he's playing a batch of inferior golf, and I'm still playing retired here.

'It's neat for him to spot nan guys that he watches connected TV and YouTube and TikTok , immoderate nan hellhole it is that they do. At location he's pinch JT [Justin Thomas] and Rick [ Rickie Fowler ] a lot. But to spot different guys deed nan play ball, it doesn't really do it justness until you really spot it successful person.

'He was very excited coming to watch Max [Homa] and Min Woo [Lee] and watch them deed play balls. They've talked to him rather a bit, particularly Min Woo and him. I deliberation they're person successful property than I americium to anybody else. It's great. It's awesome for america to beryllium capable to stock these moments together.

'As acold arsenic his responsibilities, it's nan same. I spot him pinch my plaything and my game. He's seen it much than anybody other successful nan world. He's seen maine deed much play balls than anyone.

Charlie Woods, 15, gives his legendary begetter Tiger immoderate proposal astatine Pinehurst connected Tuesday

The superstar brace were joined by Min-Woo Lee (left) and Max Homa (second right) connected Tuesday

Charlie tried - and grounded - to suffice for nan tourney himself, astatine nan property of conscionable 15

'I show him what to look for, particularly pinch putting. He gave maine a mates small broadside bits today, which was great, because I get truthful entrenched successful hitting definite putts to definite pins, I thin to hide immoderate of nan things I'm moving on.

'I conscionable want to spot nan balls rolling. He reminds maine each now and again, which is great. We person a awesome narration and rapport for illustration that, and it's a awesome acquisition for some of us.'

Woods has played small competitory play extracurricular nan fields truthful acold successful 2024, only appearing successful 1 different arena - nan Genesis Invitational successful February, which resulted successful a withdrawal connected time two.

He made nan trim astatine nan Masters successful April, earlier finishing seven-over-par and missing retired connected nan play astatine Valhalla successful nan PGA Championship .


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