After Golf Digest profiled a young man who had been bullied over his stutter, Tiger reached out with a story of his own stuttering past.

Tiger Woods teaches a young golfer during his Junior Clinic at Fort Bragg. (Getty)

Remember when Tiger Woods was an inspirational figure? He was a prodigy who came out of nowhere and smashed golf's unspoken color barrier to transform the game forever. He brought newfound popularity to the sport and made the Wheaties box look better than it had in years. Then it turned out he was a womanizer and everyone soured on him. To be fair, the way Tiger treated women (especially his wife) was terrible. But that doesn't mean he has a heart of pure blackness. If you don't believe me, read this story.

Sources: Golf Digest