(CNN)Tiger Woods may have been in the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons recently, but an act of kindness by the beleaguered golf star has attracted global attention.
Tiger Woods: Golf star sends heartfelt letter to boy with stutter
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The former world No. 1, who split from girlfriend and skier Lindsey Vonn this month and is struggling with his game, took time to offer words of support to a kid suffering with a stutter.
The 14-time major winner sent a personal letter of support to a teenage boy named Dillon after LPGA player Sophie Gustafson brought his story to the attention of Golf Digest journalist Ron Sirak.
Dillon had been driven to attempt suicide after classmates bullied and taunted him over his stutter, a condition Gustafson has struggled with throughout her successful two-decade professional career.
Having read the story, Woods, a stutterer himself in his youth, immediately sent off the letter after his camp contacted Sirak to ask for Dillon's home address.
"I know what it's like to be different and sometimes not fit in," Woods wrote. "I also stuttered as a child and I would talk to my dog and he would sit there and listen until he fell asleep."
"You have a great family and big fans like me on your side. Be w