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Tiger Woods Reveals What He Told His Kids After Losing The Open

Tiger Woods taking his hat off.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the 18th hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods did not win the 2018 British Open, but the 42-year-old 14-time major champion came pretty, pretty close. He was in sole possession of the lead early on the back nine and ended up finishing just three strokes back.

It was - by far - his most-impressive performance at a major tournament in several years. His kids were there watching him, too.

Woods said before the start of his final round that he was hoping to give his kids a glimpse of the Tiger of old - the Tiger that's won 14 major championships.

He gave them that.

Woods was embraced by his two kids and his new girlfriend after hole No. 18. He revealed to reporters what he told his kids in that special moment.

"I told them I tried, and I said, 'Hopefully you’re proud of your Pops for trying as hard as I did.' It’s pretty emotional, because they gave me some pretty significant hugs there and squeezed. I know that they know how much this championship means to me, and how much it feels good to be back playing again.

“To me, it’s just so special to have them aware, because I’ve won a lot of golf tournaments in my career, but they don’t remember any of them. The only thing they’ve seen is my struggles and the pain I was going through. Now they just want to go play soccer with me. It’s such a great feeling.”

Woods will be back on the course pretty soon. He's set to compete in multiple top tournaments in the month of August.