“SAN DIEGO — For the third time in his past nine tournaments, Tiger Woods has withdrawn with a back injury. ESPN”
Storytellers of fantasy tales recount a distant past of dragons and wizards. Such is the passing of Tiger. Age and injury are not to be denied. Nor are the wages of sin. The rest of us, like the laborers who continue to plow their muddy fields, accept the passing of an age of magic. We know the glimpse of the extraordinary that we once witnessed is receding in the mists, gone forever. Or perhaps somewhere an unknown boy or girl is even now drawing the sword from the rock.