TIGER WOODS AND DAUGHTER SAM ALEXIS AT US GOLF OPENING
Tiger Woods and his daughter Sam Alexis are pictured at the playoff round after his win at the U.S. Open golf championship in San Diego on June 16, 2008. Tiger’s wife Elin is also pictured below.
Tiger Woods said recently that it is his daughter Sam Alexis who has gotten him through his knee surgeries.Tiger also talks about the origin of Sam Alexis’ name:
This time, as Tiger rehabbed from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and was forced to sit out for two months, he had Sam by his side.
“There’s no way I could have gotten through this without Sam being there,” Woods said. “Spending that much time off and away from training and trying to get better, Sam was absolutely incredible, and I had so much fun doing that. It took my mind away from the fact that I had a surgery done, and just watching her grow, walking, running now, it’s been just the greatest thing in the world.”
Earl Woods lives on in Tiger the father. And, by virtue of Sam’s name, the elder Woods lives on in her, too.
“My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born,” Tiger told reporters last year. “He rarely ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, ‘Why don’t you ever call me Tiger?’ He says, ‘Well, you look more like a Sam.’ ”