A golfer should never make a mental mistake because the ball is just sitting there waiting for you to hit it. tiger
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.
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, it’s a game, ultimately.
Don’t force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It’s the child’s desire to play that matters, not the parent’s desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.
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.
I am the toughest golfer mentally.
I believe that my creative mind is my greatest weapon.
I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.
I don’t know if I even have an aura, man. I just try to win.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.
I love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.
I love to play to win.
I think it’s an honor to be a role model to one person or maybe more than that. If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.
I think the golf swing is all about rotation, all about trying to keep the club on plane.
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.
I want to be what I’ve always wanted to be: dominant.
I’m addicted. I’m addicted to golf.
If you gone come in second, you’re just the first loser.
If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care.
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.
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.
My mother’s a Buddhist. In Buddhism, if you want to achieve enlightenment, you have to do it through meditation and self-improvement through the mind. That’s something she’s passed on to me: to be able to calm myself down and use my mind as my main asset.
There’s always stuff to work on. You’re never there.
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.
You ever go up to the tee and say, ‘Don’t hit it left, don’t hit it right’? That’s your conscious mind. My body knows how to play golf. I’ve trained it to do that. It’s just a matter of keeping my conscious mind out of it.