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Days when you just don't have it, you don't mail it in, you don't pack it in, you give it everything you've got. You grind it out, I don't care what kind of game you have, you somehow try and find a way to get it done ... That's part of my attitude and belief, that you should always have the switch on. You can't turn it on and off.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Feb. 23, 2006

Well I think one of the things 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.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Mar. 17, 2003

I think, one thing that I've really come to appreciate about my parents as I've got older is you know, how wise they really were. As a kid when I was growing up, as any kid, you think you know every thing and I was no different to that. I had different opinions on a lot of different things then them but the way they raised me, in hindsight, they were right.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Mar. 17, 2003

I don't think you're ever there. You never arrive, but if you do, you might as well quit because you're already there. Can't get any better. And as players, if you ever have that moment -- you should never have that moment. You're always trying to get better.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Apr. 10, 2005

You can play from the wrong position for a long time with good hands, but eventually it's going to catch up with you.

TIGER WOODS, Golf Digest, Jan. 2005

I think the golf swing is all about rotation, all about trying to keep the club on plane.

TIGER WOODS, Golf Digest, Jan. 2005

It is pretty cool to have my own video game. As a kid, growing up, it was something I never even thought of. I thought about just trying to get the new game that was coming out, so that my buddies [and] I, we could all enjoy it together. When I was a kid, never once in my wildest dream --even when I turned pro-- that was never something that I really thought about, having my own video game. Thanks to EA, it's a reality.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Dec. 6, 2002

Family's first. That's the way it was when I was growing up. My family, my mom and dad were always there, they were always present for me. And that's what I am with my kids now.

--TIGER WOODS, Good Morning America, Mar. 17, 2011

It's never a relief when you miss a cut. I've missed two of them so far in my career, and neither of them feel very good, especially when you bogey the last hole on both of them. It's disappointing any time you miss the cut because you're here for four rounds to try to compete to win a account and now I don't get that opportunity to win the golf tournament.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Feb. 23, 2006

You always know it's not going to be like this forever. That's just -- it's part of playing sports. You're always going to have down cycles. Unfortunately we go through those times. You don't ever want to go through them, trust me, it doesn't feel good, but it's just part of playing sport, and especially in our sport, longevity is just huge here. You've got a career that could literally span -- for me, 30 years on the regular Tour. There's no other profession really like that, that you can play at a high level for that long. No, you're going to have periods like that. You can't win every tournament.

TIGER WOODS, interview, Dec. 9, 2004

People thought it was asinine for me to change my swing after I won the Masters by 12 shots. ... Why would you want to change that? Well, I thought I could become better. If I play my best, I'm pretty tough to beat. I'd like to play my best more frequently, and that's the whole idea. That's why you make changes. I thought I could become more consistent.

TIGER WOODS, Golf Digest, Jan. 2005

I can tell you what, it was tough, it was really tough to look at yourself in a light that you never want to look at yourself, that's pretty brutal.... I saw a person that I never thought I would ever become.... I had gotten away from my core values ... I'd gotten away from my Buddhism. And I quit meditating. I quit doing all the things that my mom and dad had taught me.... I felt entitled, and that is not how I was raised.

--TIGER WOODS, ESPN interview, Mar. 21, 2010

If you're not nervous, it means you don't care.

--TIGER WOODS, Good Morning America, Mar. 17, 2011

The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that's how I look at my life. I will be a better golfer, I will be a better person, I will be a better father, I will be a better husband, I will be a better friend. That's the beauty of tomorrow.

--TIGER WOODS, attributed, God Has Smiled On Me

I've been down this road before. I mean, that's what people don't understand. And I know what I'm working on, I believe what I'm working on, and when it starts getting going, we're going to have some fun.

--TIGER WOODS, Good Morning America, Mar. 17, 2011

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.

TIGER WOODS, attributed, 1,001 Pearls of Golfers' Wisdom: Advice and Knowledge, from Tee to Green


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