Tiger hopes his children took pride in his Open performance

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Tiger Woods' children are too young to remember the last time he won a major, so having them witness his strong showing at the 2018 British Open was extra special for the 42-year-old.

In an interview with Jay Coffin of Golf Channel, Woods spoke about the emotional embrace he shared with his kids, 11-year-old daughter Sam and 9-year-old son Charlie, after finishing tied for sixth.

"I told them I tried and I said, 'Hopefully you're proud of your pops for trying as hard as I did,'" Woods said on Sunday.

"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."

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Woods' last victory on the PGA Tour came in 2013 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and his last major win was the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

"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," Woods said of his kids. "Man, it's just such a great feeling."

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