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Read Tiger Woods' Encouraging Letter To An Athlete Who Was Bullied Because Of His Stutter

05/13/2015 01:37 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2015
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The encouraging letter Tiger Woods recently wrote to a young athlete who stutters has been made public, and it's quite thoughtful and touching.

Golf Digest originally reported last month on former LPGA Tour player Sophie Gustafson mentoring a bullied high school student who shares her speech disorder. At the request of the boy's mother, Golf Digest writer Ron Sirak reached out to Woods, who overcame his stutter as a child. Woods came through with a note of support, the contents of which were not revealed until Golf Digest published the letter on Tuesday.

"I know what it’s like to be different and to sometimes not fit in. I also stuttered as a child and I would talk to my dog and he would sit there and listen until he fell asleep," Woods wrote. "I also took a class for two years to help me." Toward the end he urged the boy, Dillon, "to be well and keep fighting."

Here's the letter in its entirety:

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