We haven't often seen a human side to Tiger Woods over the years, but recently he's been letting a bit more of his personality shine through.
This week, Ron Sirak of Golf Digest reported that he had sent a personal, touching letter to a young fan that had been battling a stutter and being bullied in school as a result.
Woods himself had to deal with a similar condition when he was younger, and when he read Sirak's original story about Dillon, the young man who was getting bullied, he was incredibly touched, and had to reach out. Dillon had attempted suicide as a result of his treatment at the hands of bullies, and Tiger's letter to the young man is hugely encouraging.
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Tiger details his own battle with a stutter, saying "I would talk to my dog and he would sit there and listen until he fell asleep. I also took a class for two years to help me, and I finally learned to stop…I think it even inspired me to work harder. I know you can do it too."
Speaking to Sirak after he got the letter, Dillon said that he hopes the coverage that his story is getting will help others: "I hope that maybe one other person out there that is also having struggles, will hear my story and realize suicide is not the answer and maybe it can help them. I just acted on impulse and now wish that I hadn't. I was just tired of feeling small and like I didn't matter."
Nice move, Tiger.