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Tiger talks about his past and his future in golf and life!

Tiger talks about his past and his future in golf and life!

Tiger talks about his past and his future in golf and life!

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Tiger Woods has certainly changed for the better as he has aged.  I’m not talking about his golf, but about his entire demeanor.  Gone is the brash young man who wanted to conquer the world and break every record in the process.  Instead, he puts family first and has come to terms with the fact that catching and beating Jack Nicklaus’s 18 Majors is now something that probably will not happen.  In this introspective piece by of Golf Digest, Tiger discusses his past mistakes and where he is going forward.

Tiger talks about his past and his future in golf and life!

Tiger’s recent back issues have caused him to leave the course in a golf cart several times.

We learned a lot from Tiger Woods’ Tuesday press conference.

The 14-time major winner has no timetable for a return, seems content with his career if this is it, and has gotten really good at video games. On Thursday, we learned even more from Woods through an interview he did with Lorne Rubenstein and Time Magazine. The usually guarded superstar was unusually candid discussing his life. The entire interview is fantastic and well worth your time, but here are some of the highlights:

Tiger hates watching golf on TV

“I can’t remember the last time I watched golf. I can’t stand it. Unless one of my friends has a chance to win, then I like watching it. I watched Jason [Day] win the PGA. But it was on mute. It’s always on mute and I have some other game on another TV.”

Woods also took a shot at the media, in particular those on TV. He said “there’s no accountability in what they say.” Curiously, Woods thinks the one exception is Ian Baker-Finch. He refers to him as “Finchy.” Obviously.

Tiger and Elin are BFFs

Tiger talks about his past and his future in golf and life!

And this: “We’re like best friends. It’s fun. She talks to me about her life, I talk to her about my life. We try and help each other out on all occasions. And we work through it with the kids, the parenting program. She is one of my best friends now, and it’s all because of my kids.”

Speaking of his kids. . .

Tiger would choose them over golf

Woods tells Rubenstein that being able to be active in his kids’ lives is more important than his golf career. He says he values his time with them more than anything. “Now I know what my dad felt like when we’d go out there and play nine holes in the dark,” Woods said.

Tiger takes the blame for his divorce

“I’ve taken the initiative with the kids, and told them up front, ‘Guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes.’ I just want them to understand before they get to Internet age and they log on to something or have their friends tell them something. I want it to come from me so that when they come of age, I’ll just tell them the real story. But meanwhile, it’s just, ‘Hey, Daddy made some mistakes. But it’s O.K. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. But look what happened at the end of it. Look at how great you are. You have two loving parents that love you no matter what.'”

To read the rest of this heartfelt story on Tiger, go here!

Source:    Golf Digest

Pictures: Keith Allison

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