Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Victoria Davis, 7, holds the golf ball that she was given by Tiger Woods during the second round at Quail Hollow Friday. A close-up of the ball is above. (Photo courtesy of the Davis family)
Here’s a small story about what kind of ripples a small gesture can make – especially when Tiger Woods is the one to make it.
On Friday at the Quail Hollow Championship, Woods had just finished parring No.11. As he approached the No.12 tee, a 7-year-old girl named Victoria Davis said “Hi, Tiger.”
Woods is famous for his laser focus during rounds, which generally includes treating all golf fans like wallpaper. But Woods noticed the first-grader, said “Hello” and handed Victoria the golf ball he had just been using.
Monet Davis, Victoria’s mother, started crying then. She is a single parent. She and Victoria used to live in Charlotte, but had moved to suburban Chicago for family reasons. They flew back in last weekend to attend the wedding of a friend and to see Tiger play.
“A simple act of kindness like that,” Monet Davis said, “can make an indelible mark on someone’s life.”
Monet Davis sent me a picture of Victoria and the golf ball (which reads “Tiger” on one side). She plans to save both in a frame.
Posted by Scott Fowler at 3:48 PM