Tiger Woods is back winning majors after it looked like he might never compete again.
Woods was able to become one of the greatest golfers ever with an intense and competitive drive.
We collected 26 examples below.
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Tiger Woods is one of the most fiercely competitive golfers in the world.
From his cold demeanor on the course, relentless work ethic, and desire to do nothing else but win, there are endless stories about Woods’ insane competitiveness.
Woods is back competing at a high level and competing for major championships. Relive some of the greatest examples of Woods’ competitiveness below:
When Woods was 14 he said he could be the Michael Jordan of golf.
He has practiced before and after competitive rounds: He was spotted playing in the dark at the 2011 PGA Championship.
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He used to have a crazy, non-stop daily routine.
Woods recently revealed what his daily routine was when he was younger:
“I used to get up in the morning, run four miles. Then I’d go to the gym, do my lift. Then I’d hit balls for two to three hours, I’d go play, come back, work on my short game, I’d go run another four more miles, and then if anyone wanted to play basketball or tennis, I would go play basketball or tennis. That was a daily routine. I’m not doing any of that now.”
According to his former trainer, Hank Haney, Tiger’s marathon training days would last for 13 hours.
Read more: Tiger Woods’ former trainer says Tiger used to have a laborious training schedule that included 13 hours of practice
He’s so obsessed with working out — he even does it in the middle of the night.
Rory McIlroy said he used to receive texts from Tiger at 4 am saying he couldn’t sleep, so he would go lift.
Read more: Rory McIlroy says Tiger Woods texts him in the middle of the night from the gym because he can’t sleep
His former coach claims that he injured himself doing insane, Olympic-style weightlifting exercises to get stronger.
He played with a broken leg and torn ACL at the 2008 US Open and won.
Prior to the 2019 PGA Championship, Tiger was asked about John Daly getting permission to use a cart. Tiger grinned and referred back to that U.S. Open win, saying, “as far as J.D. taking a cart, well, I walked with a broken leg.”
Woods was not known be very friendly on the golf course during his prime, making plenty of rivals throughout his career.
He once fired an iconic death stare at his ex-caddie Steve Williams after their messy breakup.
Phil Mickelson has been one of Tiger’s top rivals, though it appears the two are now friendlier than ever.
When Woods and Mickelson played a practice round together before the 2018 Masters, it was so surreal that McIlroy actually told Tiger, “I never thought I’d see the day: Tiger and Phil playing a practice round at …read more
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