Welcome to our collection of quotes by Tiger Woods
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships, and holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes in the world. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Following an outstanding junior, college, and amateur golf career, Woods turned professional in 1996 at the age of 20. By the end of April 1997, he won three PGA Tour events in addition to his first major, the 1997 Masters, which he won by 12 strokes in a record-breaking performance. He reached number one in the world rankings for the first time in June 1997, less than a year after turning pro. Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, Woods was the dominant force in golf. He was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 consecutive weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 consecutive weeks). During this time, he won 13 of golf's major championships.
The next decade of Woods' career was marked by comebacks from personal problems and injuries. He took a self-imposed hiatus from professional golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 in an attempt to resolve marital issues with his wife at the time, Elin. Woods admitted to multiple infidelities, and the couple eventually divorced. Woods fell to number 58 in the world rankings in November 2011 before ascending again to the number-one ranking between March 2013 and May 2014. However, injuries led him to undergo four back surgeries between 2014 and 2017. Woods competed in only one tournament between August 2015 and January 2018, and he dropped off the list of the world's top 1,000 golfers. On his return to regular competition, Woods made steady progress to the top of the game, winning his first tournament in five years at the Tour Championship in September 2018 and his first major in 11 years at the 2019 Masters.
Woods has held numerous golf records. He has been the number one player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer in history. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times and has won the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times. Woods has the record of leading the money list in ten different seasons. He has won 15 professional major golf championships (trailing only Jack Nicklaus, who leads with 18) and 82 PGA Tour events (tied for first all time with Sam Snead). Woods leads all active golfers in career major wins and career PGA Tour wins. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam only four men before him have won career grand slam (Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus), and the second golfer (after Nicklaus) to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times. Woods has won 18 World Golf Championships. He was also part of the American winning team for the 1999 Ryder Cup. In May 2019, Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the fourth golfer to receive the honor.
On February 23, 2021, Woods was hospitalized in serious but stable condition after a single-car collision and underwent emergency surgery to repair compound fractures sustained in each leg in addition to a shattered ankle.
My mom was tough.
Most players I play with, I don't look at their swing when they're over the ball or anything like that.
I am definitely not a politician.
I'm trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don't go your way, and that's the way things go.
Just be yourself.
If you're lucky to have three close people in your life, you're blessed.
If you're not nervous, it means you don't care.
Golf is me.
People don't really bother me as much as you might think.
It's important to relax and not put too much pressure on oneself, players must be patient when striving to improve.
I've gotten more buff.
I have a big-picture outlook, I am willing to fall, and I understand it's ok to fall, but I am going to get back up, I may take a step back, but in the end, I am going to take a giant leap forward.
My kid is not going to wear a flat bill.
A lot of times I blend in a little bit easier because I'm not like a basketball player who's going to stand out because of his height.
We have a lot of fun every year, and I really enjoy being part of junior golf and the development of these players.
I think life is all about having a balance, and trying to find equilibrium and not getting things one way or the other.
When you look at all of the great players who ever played the game, they all had that other gear that they could go to, and it makes a world of difference.
I always feel pressure. If you don't feel nervous, that means you don't care about how you play. I care about how I perform. I've always said the day I'm not nervous playing is the day I quit.
It was a mixed bag pretty much all week. A lot of really, really good stuff out there, some mediocre and some bad.
When things go right and you test properly and you find equipment that's better than what you were playing, then you can do some pretty neat things on the golf course.
I don't just want to be the best black player or the best Asian player. I want to be the best golfer ever.
In golf, just because a person is big and cut and ripped, doesn't mean they have a physical advantage.
There's always stuff to work on. You're never there.
At the end of every tournament, to review every stroke and every hole, seeing what I can learn from the experience.
It provides a different type of element and mental strain athletes love. That's what makes the game of golf so special.
So I tried to activate my glutes as best I could, in between, but...they never stayed activated.
There are still courses in the United States that I am not allowed to play because of the color of my skin.
Golf is fluid. It's always changing. It's always evolving. First of all, you never master it.
I don't see myself a Great Black Hope. I'm just a golfer who happens to be black and Asian. It doesn't matter whether they're white, black, brown or green.
I am the toughest golfer mentally.
There are a lot of great players from Europe who have never played Augusta, but all the guys in America have all played St. Andrews. They've gone over and made a trip to play St. Andrews.
The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.
I don't know if I even have an aura, man. I just try to win.
I like the idea of being a role model. It's an honor.
I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever.
I've been going to chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing.
My dad once told me: no matter what anyone says or writes, really, none of those people have to hit your four- foot putt.You have to go do it yourself.
Tiger, come on now, you've still got work to do. This round and golf tournament are not over. Hang in there and finish the race.
I chase a little white ball around and work on my farmer tan, that's about it. I think that I've been lucky enough to represent some great companies, and I think maybe that's what it is.
In order to help people, you have to first learn how to help yourself.
No matter who you are, the game is fluid. The game is always evolving, so you always have to keep working on it. There are plenty of hours in the day to get that done.
I believe in myself. There's nothing wrong with believing in myself. That's the whole idea, is that you can always become better.
Seve was one of the most talented and exciting golfers to ever play the game. His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed. His death came much too soon.
I think the best thing is being able to play golf competitively for a living. Ever since I was a little boy, that's something I've always wanted to do, and now I get a chance to live out my dreams.
If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
Younger guys now are all working out, and you find that if everyone's doing it and you're not doing it, you're going to be left behind.
The most important thing to me is winning tournaments. I love winning.
In order to hit a good golf shot at that moment in time when you're standing over the ball, you must believe that golf shot is the most important things in your life.
I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them.
I'll tell you what, I've been in some seriously bad places playing golf and it's just part of the game.
I do not look back at what might have been. If I did that, playing golf would drive me crazy.
I love to play to win.
I think the guys who are really controlling their emotions ... are going to win.
I will have to earn trust and respect from my kids.
A golfer should never make a mental mistake because the ball is just sitting there waiting for you to hit it.
It's hard to believe, but anything can happen. Accidents do happen, unfortunately, it happened at the worst time.
The biggest thing is to have a mind-set and a belief you can win every tournament going in.
My goal is to remain healthy my entire career, and a healthy diet seems like a good start.
There's no sense in going to a tournament if you don't believe that you can win it. And that is the belief I have always had. And that is not going to change.
The thing you don't dream about as a kid is all the peripheral stuff that comes with success.
My dad was a big believer of having a golf club that fit me. Always have a golf club that fits you, so you don't have to make any swing compensations for that particular golf club.
Variety is not everything! Viagra is!
I probably will have to become more political down the road when my playing days are done, because I'm going to have to have the support of others to grow my foundation.
I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.
My instincts have never lied to me.
If you gone come in second, you're just the first loser!
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at.
Education is a priority over any sport because without a mind you can't contribute to society.
Talent is something you are born with, and a skill is something you develop. 99% of what you need to succeed in golf are skills.
My dad has always taught me these words: care and share.
My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That's why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.
I got hoes in different area codes.
I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated.