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Tiger Woods Tries to Find Significance

For nearly a decade Tiger Woods was the dominant force in pro golf, spending 264 weeks as World Number One. But after a rash of injuries and poor performances, Woods experienced a significant drop in his ranking. In December 2015, The Week magazine reported that Woods was struggling to find his identity after his third back surgery. Woods told reporters, "There is really nothing I can look forward to … I am really good at playing video games. That's basically how I pass a lot of my time."

Possible Preaching Angles: (1) Identity; Self-worth; (2) Legacy; Service—regardless of success or failure, regardless of your job or role, we will leave behind a legacy. How are we passing our time?

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