Tiger Woods’ Masters embraces with father, son immortalized via flip book

Ian Leggatt explains why Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters may not be just one of golf’s greatest moments but an all-time sports moment.

In 1997, Tiger Woods famously won The Masters to launch an era of nearly unprecedented dominance across any sport.

Among the most endearing images from that iconic tournament in 1997 was the sight of Woods immediately finding his father, Earl Woods, and embracing him with a massive hug in a moment of pure ecstasy.

Flash-forward 22 years to the present and a similar moment was seen upon Woods winning his fifth career Green Jacket — and 15th major in total — after an 11-year gap in between Major victories that saw Woods’ public image get dragged through the mud because of marital issues and a slew of injuries that threatened to force him into retirement.

In this moment of pure elation for Woods from The Masters this year, he re-enacted that famous moment from 1997 when he sought out his own son, Charlie, and embraced him just as fiercely as he did his father.

Those embraces in both 1997 and a week back will forever be a part of Woods’ legacy and, on Saturday, they were immortalized forever in very unique fashion.

Flipbook creator The Flippist combined these two moments into one very cool hand-drawn animation:

My two favorite sports are mini golf and emotional dad hugging, so this lines up with my interests. Congrats to Tiger Woods on his 2019 Masters win. Special shoutout to The Tiger Woods Foundation…started in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his dad Earl Woods. They do a lot of good, but it’s core mission is to ignite a passion for school, college plans and STEM careers for underserved and minority students…really significant important work! (They were also one of my first flipbook commissions a few years back so that was significant too )

18.4k Likes, 249 Comments – The Flippist Custom Cartoons (@theflippistflipbooks) on Instagram: “My two favorite sports are mini golf and emotional dad hugging, so this lines up with my interests….”

We’re now hoping that when Charlie, 10, grows up we’ll get another father-son moment so we can complete the trilogy of these.

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