When Tiger Woods was greeted by his family behind the 18th green after winning the 2019 Masters, he wrapped his daughter Sam in an embrace designed to shield her from the spotlight. The Woods children have grown up in the glare of global superstardom, and so far it’s been the younger Charlie who has appeared more comfortable with it.
Sam Woods, 14, is slated to introduce her dad when he’s inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday, per a release from the organization.
For the first time since 2013, the induction ceremony is happening the same week as the Players Championship, which is being played just down the road from the Hall at TPC Sawgrass. The star-studded event will be hosted by wry NBC analyst David Feherty and broadcast on the Golf Channel at 7 p.m.
Also being inducted are former PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem (who will be introduced by Davis Love III), LPGA Tour legend Susie Maxwell Berning (broadcaster Judy Rankin) and posthumous honoree Marion Hollins.
We’ve announced the speech presenters for the 2022 induction ceremony (airs tomorrow LIVE on @GolfChannel):
Susie Maxwell Berning (presented by HOFer @Jrprotalker)
Tim Finchem (presented by HOFer @Love3d)
— Golf Hall of Fame (@GolfHallofFame) March 8, 2022
- Sam Woods, who’s an accomplished soccer player, was born one day after her dad earned a runner-up finish in the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
- The Woods children might not have made it in time to watch their dad win his fifth green jacket if Sam’s club soccer team hadn’t been eliminated from a prestigious tournament. Charlie didn’t want to go it alone, so he convinced Sam to join him, setting the stage for a beautiful re-enactment of the moment Tiger’s father, Earl, embraced him at the 1997 Masters.