Tiger Woods Calls Daughter the 'Greatest Thing in the World'
06/17/2008 AT 01:40 PM EDT
After his historic (and close) victory in San Diego, following months of knee troubles, Woods said, "There's no way I could have gotten through this without Sam being there ... just watching her grow, walking, running now, it's been just the greatest thing in the world."
It was the first time Sam, who turns one on Wednesday, attended the Open.
The last time Woods won was in 2002, when his father was still alive.