Tiger’s not the only one who’s made an incredible comeback in the sporting world. Check out these other comeback stories:
Monica Seles: In 1993, she was the world’s #1 female professional tennis player. During a match on April 30th, 1993, she was stabbed in the back by a spectator, but she returned to the court and began competing again two years later.
Bethany Hamilton: She was an up-and-coming world surf champion when she was bitten by a shark while surfing. She survived the attack, but lost her left arm. It took her a long time to recover, but she continued to surf competitively after the accident.
George Foreman: He’s arguably one of the greatest boxers in the world, and after retiring in 1977, he returned to professional boxing at thirty-eight years old. Many doubted that he could make a comeback, but at forty-five, he won another world title, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing.
Michael Jordan: He’s a legendary basketball player whose father was murdered in 1993. Overcome with grief from the loss of his father, he decided to retire from basketball. After playing in minor league baseball (yes, we said baseball!) for a season, he decided to play professional basketball again. It took him one season to get back to playing like he did before he retired. After that, he helped the Chicago Bulls win three world championships in a row.