Tiger Woods tells the BBC:
You cannot win events without having a break here and there. “You can hit a borderline shot. It could easily bounce one way, but all of a sudden it bounces your way and ends up on the green and you make a putt. Little things like that happen. I have never played an event without having one break go my way in order to win.
No kidding. While Tiger’s skill is unparalleled, I also am often amazed at his luck. I can recall seeing more than one tee shot hit a tree and then bounce back into the fairway, or land between trees with a line to the green. When I hit a tree, the ball inevitably heads further into the woods, where it lands directly behind a tree, settling in between two roots.
Yes, you detect more than a little note of jealously here.