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The impact of Tiger Woods on the game of golf and the world of sports was put in some perspective on Feb. 23, 2021, when he was involved in a serious one-car accident near Los Angeles. While he may never again be a dominant player, Tiger continues to hold the world’s attention through his legacy: Despite the fact that he has been tabloid fodder for several high-profile off-the-course scandals, nobody has been more significant in boosting the popularity of the game across racial and socioeconomic boundaries. His father Earl’s lofty vision that his son would do more than any other man to change the course of humanity may have been hyperbolic, but Tiger has influenced nations—nations of sports fans around the world who came to love golf through his immense popularity.