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Interesting Tiger Woods stories we all want to hear!

Interesting Tiger Woods stories we all want to hear!

Interesting Tiger Woods stories we all want to hear!
 
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There have been many stories circulated around about Tiger Woods and his quirky personality.  Some of them are fabricated, and some of them true.  Here are a few told by the people who were present at various times in Tiger’s life.  His lunch with the Navy Seals was quite a shocker to me and bore truth to the story that Tiger is a tightwad for paying for group meals.  Tiger stories will always hold our attention, no matter what, so read on!  Thanks so much to  Chris Chaney, Wrong Fairway, for this interesting story!
 

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 Every few months, ESPN the Magazine’s Wright Thompson finishes a longform deep dive into a subject. Whomever or whatever that subject is, fans of the person, place or team that he’s written about are much better informed because of Thompson’s work.

Tiger Woods was Thompson’s latest muse. In a piece entitled “The Secret History of Tiger Woods,” Thompson pulls back the curtain on a generation’s greatest golfer and explains how his relationship with his father, Earl, and Tiger’s yearning for a deeper connection following Earl’s death, brought him to exactly where he is now.

For being the most popular and recognizable athlete on the planet for the better part of a decade and the subsequent media throng that constantly followed him, Woods somehow seemed to stay shrouded in mystery. Part of that was by design and part of it was because of his inherent personality.

Here are some of the best snippets from the story…

Introverted Superstar

THEY’RE NOT WRONG, not exactly, but the SEALs are also viewing Tiger through their own pre-existing idea of how a superstar should act, so his behavior processes as arrogant and selfish. That reaction has colored Tiger’s relationships his entire life: People who meet him for 30 seconds love him, and people who spend several hours with him think he’s aloof and weird while people who hang around long enough to know him end up both loving him and being oddly protective. His truest self is shy, awkward and basically well-intentioned, as unsuited for life in public as he is suited for hitting a ball.

Then there’s the story of the lunch, which spread throughout the Naval Special Warfare community. Guys still tell it, almost a decade later. Tiger and a group of five or six went to a diner in La Posta. The waitress brought the check and the table went silent, according to two people there that day. Nobody said anything and neither did Tiger, and the other guys sort of looked at one another.

Finally one of the SEALs said, “Separate checks, please.”

The waitress walked away.

“We are all baffled,” says one SEAL, a veteran of numerous combat deployments. “We are sitting there with Tiger f—ing Woods, who probably makes more than all of us combined in a day. He’s shooting our ammo, taking our time. He’s a weird f—ing guy. That’s weird s—. Something’s wrong with you.”

To read the rest of this interesting story on Tigers quirks, go here!

Source: Golf Swing by Swing

Pictures: Twitter/@heraldsunsport   Keith Allison

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A Peek in at Greatness - Michael Jordan's former Home!

A Peek in at Greatness – Michael Jordan’s former Home!

A Peek in at Greatness – Michael Jordan’s former Home!

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A Peek in at Greatness - Michael Jordan's former Home!

While I was doing some research on posts for my golfchats.com website, I came across these two videos of the pending sale of Michael Jordan’s house in Chicago.

Michael Jordan is a pretty good golfer. At one time he thought of turning Pro!

 (I think Tiger talked him out of that one.)  This home has a USGA Standard putting green!  Why Not! Everything Michael does is first-class all the way.

Thanks to Swing by Swing for this entertaining and informative set of videos!

Want to live like one of the best athletes to ever walk this earth? Well, now’s your chance! Go grab that $14,855,000 that you’re casually hiding under your mattress and snag this bad boy.

The seven-acre estate features a regulation-sized basketball gym, an infinity pool, putting green, tennis court, and cigar room all personalized by MJ, himself.

Related: Inside Michael Jordan’s Home (Photos)

The estimated mortgage, according to Zillow, is $54,000/month. YOU GOT THIS!

Here’s another video that Concierge Auctions put together back in 2013 when the house was up for auction:

Source: Swing by Swing

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Is Michael Jordan's Prediction in 1998 coming true?

Is Michael Jordan’s Prediction in 1998 coming true?

Is Michael Jordan’s Prediction in 1998 coming true?
 
Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Michael Jordan should know. 

He has experienced fame, fortune, and the rigors of a professional sport.  But his interesting insight about Tiger Woods’ future in his chosen sport is now playing out to be true.  Can Michael’s advice help the struggling Tiger? 
 
Is Michael Jordan's Prediction in 1998 coming true?

Tiger & Michael at the Ryder Cup.

 
 
Luke Kerr-Dineen of The Loop and Golf Digest tells us about Michael’s Insight.
 
Tuesday March 17th, 2015, marks Michael Jordan’s 52nd birthday, which gives us a chance to recognize both his basketball career (apparently he was pretty good), and his statesman-like standing within the game of golf.
 
When he’s not burning people on Twitter, or trying to entice the President into another money match, Jordan’s actually an astute observer of all things golf, especially when it comes to Tiger Woods, with whom he was quite close early in Woods’ career.
 

Like this, for example, which Jordan told Golf Digest’s Bob Verdi in 1998 that looks very prescient in hindsight:

We talk a couple of times a week on the phone. But not a whole lot about golf. I guess he looks at me as kind of a big brother, which is fine. He’s got a lot to deal with. He’s 22 years old, but people want to project him to be older. Just because he hits the ball nine miles and wins the Masters by 12 strokes, he’s supposed to have all the answers. He’s supposed to be perfect. That’s not fair, but he’ll be fine. He’ll deal with it. . . . Don’t forget, though: A lot hit him in a short time. His first instinct at being in the spotlight was to become a recluse. Well, that’s wrong. Believe me, I know. You can’t just go to the golf course and when you’re done, go back and lock yourself in your hotel room. I’ve been there; it’s miserable. You can’t just stare at the TV. You lose your sense of society. You’re not living life. My God, he should be having fun doing what he’s doing. . . . The more he learns to relax with his job, the more he’ll enjoy it, and the better he’ll become.
 
 
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Obama not in Jordan's Foursome - Who makes up your dream foursome?

Obama not in Jordan’s Foursome – Who makes up your dream foursome?

Obama not in Jordan’s Foursome – Who makes up your dream foursome?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

This topic always brings up interesting discussions.

Obama not in Jordan's Foursome - Who makes up your dream foursome?

Michael Jordan says the Commander in Chief is a “Lousy” golfer.

The answers vary wildly, from both dead and alive people and include stars from other sports, politicians, movie stars, music celebrities, good ‘old family members, and’ yeah… PGA Tour Players.  One of the film stars I would have loved to meet and I don’t know if he played golf, but he sounds like he would be a lot of fun was British actor David Niven!

Michael Jordan was asked by Ahmad Rashad recently who he would pick for his dream foursome, and his answer rocked the internet!

Comment below about your dream foursome. I find these highly entertaining!

 

Obama not in Jordan's Foursome - Who makes up your dream foursome?

My dream foursome would be Palmer, Player, and Nicklaus. And play at Augusta National, of course!

Source:  PGA.com Celebrity Spotlight.

Pictures: The Secret in the Dirt  Basket Streaming  JM

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