186 Famous Quotes By Tiger Woods That Will Inspire You To Chase Your Dreams
Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time. He has earned the most PGA Tour history. Woods was introduced to golf at the age of two. A child prodigy, he bagged the ‘Junior World Golf Championships’ six times. He also became the youngest ‘U.S Junior Amateur Champion’ ever at the age of 15. He turned pro at the age of 21 and within a year he held the number 1 position in world rankings. Throughout his career he broke numerous records and won 14 major golf championships. In 2000 he was at the pinnacle of glory when stories of his multiple affairs started doing rounds. This resulted in break-up of his family and fall in his rankings. However, the Tiger that he is, he bounced back to grab his position as the World No.1. Here are some views and thoughts that the golfer has shared through interviews, tweets and public utterances that are sure to inspire you. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Tiger Woods that will incite you to chase your dreams.
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 time I see kids that don't enjoy being out there and that's a shame; you're supposed to enjoy the game. Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. I love to compete. That's the essence of who I am. My main focus is on my game. I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course. I'm committed to try to make the product the best I possibly can. I'd like to share my experiences and the lessons I've learned and hopefully create some amazing, fun courses. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that. I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love. 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. I'm aware if I'm playing at my best I'm tough to beat. And I enjoy that. If money titles meant anything, I'd play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it's been a good year. I'm addicted. I'm addicted to golf. I'm not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I'm trying. It will always be the ball and me. In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance. I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be. The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta. 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. The virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions. I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I lost my ability to will things to happen. No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that's the exciting part. I look at a streak as I don't lose - literally. Sensationalism sells: Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. Everyone wants to get a piece of me. I always come from truth. Golf has made me and shaped me into the person I am here today. I started changing my swing in late 1999. If you gone come in second, you're just the first loser! To have the opportunity to complete the slam at the Open at St Andrews, the home of golf, is something I will never ever forget. I have been fortunate to have my game peak at the right times. I've exceeded a few of my goals, but I'm behind on a couple of others. Hopefully I'll continue to have the success I've had. Golf is something I do selfishly for myself. As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support. I've had the luxury of playing golf around the world, and I've spent a lot of time evaluating how to play all kinds of courses. There’s always stuff to work on. You’re never there. There are golfers everywhere who may never get a chance to play a links course in Scotland, a tree-lined course in America or the sand belts of Australia. Hopefully I can bring some of those elements into their backyards. As you all know, I'm kind of a perfectionist. If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, 'Why don't you ever call me Tiger?' He says, 'Well, you look more like a Sam. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me. I ran straight through the boundaries a married couple should live by. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled, and thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them. All that really matters is I have two beautiful kids, and I'm trying to be the best dad I can possibly be, and that's the most important thing of all. I believe in Buddhism. Not every aspect, but most of it. So I take bits and pieces. I don't believe that human beings can achieve ultimate enlightenment, because humans have flaws. I've done some pretty bad things in my life. I was living a life of a lie, I really was. I really miss a lot of my friends out there. Businesswise, everything's been good. My kids are doing just great. You hit a bad shot, you have to get over it right there and then so you can get focused on the next one. I'm lucky to have been able to represent different companies over my career. I believe that my creative mind is my greatest weapon. 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. A lot has transpired in my life. My kid is not going to wear a flat bill. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. I am the toughest golfer mentally. You have to look at the past in order to learn from it and move on. I've done a lot of reflecting over the past year. And certainly, I've turned the corner and am looking more toward the future in a lot of ways. 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. Never beat yourself up, because there are plenty of people that will do it for
you. My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. My body is a little bit sore from all of the practicing and playing and training 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. I'm trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don't go your way, and that's the way things go. 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've been going to chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing. Did you guys take enough freakin' pictures already? It's hard to believe, but anything can happen. Accidents do happen, unfortunately, it happened at the worst time. I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever. Under pressure, you can win with your mind. I got hoes in different area codes You can play from the wrong position for a long time with good hands, but eventually it's going to catch up with you. 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. Education is a priority over any sport because without a mind you can't contribute to society. I like the idea of being a role model. It's an honor. I think the golf swing is all about rotation, all about trying to keep the club on plane. We all make decisions. But in the end, our decisions make us. 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 believe in myself. There's nothing wrong with believing in myself. That's the whole idea, is that you can always become better. My dad told me this: You get out of it what you put into it. If you put in effort and log your time, you'll get the results. Golf is a great way for someone to learn discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship.? The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today...There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better. I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better. All I know is I've tried my best. In order to help people, you have to first learn how to help yourself. Sad to say I’m missing the Masters. Thanks to the fans for so many kind wishes.
There’s always stuff to work on. You’re never there.
One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
My mind is my biggest asset. I expect to win every tournament I play.
I think the guys who are really controlling their emotions ... are going to win.
Nobody could have prepared me for the life I've had to become accustomed to. A golfer should never make a mental mistake because the ball is just sitting there waiting for you to hit it.