Tiger Woods’ career is amongst the most powerful stories among global athletes. That of a supersonic rise, prodigy like talent at a younger age, glory in golf and then a disastrous emotional breakdown when he admitted to infidelity. We pick some of the best quotes by Tiger Woods
HE IS AN INSPIRATION
Following an outstanding junior, college, and amateur career, Woods turned professional at the age of 20 in 1996. By April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters. We are picking some of his best quotes for you.
“My main focus is on my game.” – Tiger Woods
“You know, all the nay-sayers said that I was doing the wrong things. They can understand why now I made those changes.” – Tiger Woods
“I’m trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don’t go your way, and that’s the way things go.” – Tiger Woods
“No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.” – Tiger Woods
“I’m all or nothing.” – Tiger Woods
PATIENCE, GAME, REALITY
“I just didn’t start off very well and it was a long day. All day I was grinding, but I stayed as patient as possible and I have three more days to get back into it. I will go home, relax and put this day behind me.” – Tiger Woods
“I know that balance that I need to have in my life.” – Tiger Woods
“Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.” – Tiger Woods
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.
As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess, but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try and somehow make par from them. I thought that was fun.
As far as golf, one of the things my dad kept instilling in me was the joy of the game. He made it fun for me. A lot of the times I see a lot of the kids, they don’t enjoy being out there and that’s a shame, you’re supposed to enjoy the game, it’s a game, ultimately.
Don’t force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It’s the child’s desire to play that matters, not the parent’s desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.
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