Thursday, March 23, 2006

A harbinger

Tiger Woods.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tiger Woods says the competitiveness he learned from his mother helped him overcome a childhood stutter.

In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" to be televised Sunday, the world's No. 1 golfer says, "The words got lost, you know, somewhere between the brain and the mouth. And it was very difficult, but I fought through it. I went to a school to try and get over that, and I just would work my tail off."

The guy was born tough as nails. I have little doubt that in 15 years I will declare him the greatest athlete of my lifetime.