People like Tiger Woods show up on the American radar once in a while. The man has been so fortunate in so many ways, and other parts of his life have been an absolute disaster.
I know he doesn't have the Jack Nicklaus' number of tour victories, but I think it's fair to say Woods has more raw talent.
He has a powerful swing that did a number on his back and legs over the years. I've lost count of the number of surgeries.
Tiger's had personal problems. This is a blog, not a tabloid. We've all read about those elsewhere.
He's been a prickly pear when it comes to dealing with the media, but in recent years, we've seen a kinder and gentler Tiger.
Through it all, Tiger Woods has always been able to succeed.
His latest misfortune presents a huge mountain to climb. There was a Tuesday morning car crash in southern California. Shattered ankle. Broken leg, now held together with pins and screws. Coming back from this one will be nearly impossible.
America hopes for a comeback.