These Tiger Woods quotes will give you a sense of how one of the greatest golfers of all-time thinks. Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods ranks second in men’s major championships and holds many golfing records.
Woods became a professional golfer when he was just 20 years old in 1996 and took the tour by storm. By April 1997, he had won the Masters and three PGA Tour events.
Tiger typically wears a red shirt on Sundays because his mom thought it was his power color. Sunday is usually the final day of a golf tournament, so there are many photos of Tiger wearing his signature red.
Ten Best Tiger Woods Quotes
1.) I’ve always known where I wanted to go in life.
2.) If you’re lucky to have three close people in your life, you’re blessed.
3.) You have to look at the past in order to learn from it and move on.
4.) The thing you don’t dream about as a kid is all the peripheral stuff that comes with success.
5.) Achievements on the golf course are not what matters; decency and honesty are what matter.
6.) We all make decisions. But in the end, our decisions make us.
7.) Talent is something you are born with, and a skill is something you develop. 99% of what you need to succeed in golf are skills.
8.) It is what it is.
9.) Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.
10.) Never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your life and live up to your own expectations.
Inspirational Tiger Woods Quotes
People don’t understand that when I was growing up, I was never the most talented, and I was not the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s what has gotten me this far.
Other golfers may outplay me from time to time, but they’ll never outwork me.
Sensationalism sells: Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.
In order to help people, you have to first learn how to help yourself.
I’m committed to try to make the product the best I possibly can.
You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding. You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.
I’m trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don’t go your way, and that’s the way things go.
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.
You hit a bad shot; you have to get over it right there and then so you can get focused on the next one.
Motivational Tiger Woods Quotes
No matter how good you get, you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.
I smile at obstacles.
Days when you just don’t have it, you don’t pack it in; you give it everything you’ve got. You grind it out.
I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.
My failures have made me look at myself in a way I’ve never wanted to before.
I’m not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I’m trying.
Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.
My will can move mountains.
You know, all the nay-sayers said that I was doing the wrong things. They can understand now why I made those changes.
I mean, as an athlete, as a competitor, you have to have that belief in yourself.
I want to be what I’ve always wanted to be: dominant.
Winning takes care of everything.
It’s been a lot of fun to see some fruits of my hard labor.
There’s nothing wrong with having your goals really high and trying to achieve them. That’s the fun part. You may come up short. I’ve come up short on a lot of my goals, but it’s always fun to try and achieve them.
Tiger Woods On Golf
The only reason I enter an event is to win.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.
Golf has made me and shaped me into the person I am here today.
It played hard. It [the wind] was down off the left when I hit. When Robert [Allenby] hit, it was in off the right. The wind was just swirling enough, where it made it a little bit difficult.
I’ve had the luxury of playing golf around the world, and I’ve spent a lot of time evaluating how to play all kinds of courses.
It will always be the ball and me.
My main focus is on my game.
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.
I’ve exceeded a few of my goals, but I’m behind on a couple of others.
I love to compete. That’s the essence of who I am.
I think that, in itself, if you’re a true golfer, you’ll see specific things you need to work on. Much cheaper than private lessons.
Golf is evolving every day, every shot.
I’m addicted. I’m addicted to golf.
Golf is something I do selfishly for myself.
Patience was the key today. I played a couple of bad shots but made key putts, didn’t drop any shots, and kept the momentum going.
It was a mixed bag pretty much all week—a lot of really, really good stuff out there, some mediocre and some bad.
Golf is a great way for someone to learn discipline, responsibility, and sportsmanship.
Golf is me.
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Young Tiger Woods Video
I know the balance that I need to have in my life.
There’s always stuff to work on. You’re never there.
I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled, and thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them.
The only thing you can do is take a learning experience from it, positives and negatives, and apply them to the future. What did you do right, what did you do wrong, and I did a lot of things right this week.
I like to pick my causes and not be forced into doing something.
The number of meetings I’ve been in – people would be shocked. But that’s how you gain experience, how you can gain knowledge, being in meetings and participating. You learn and grow.
I stopped living according to my core values. I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to.
As a kid, when I was growing up, as any kid, you think you know everything. And I was no different from that.
I don’t get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me.
I was living a life of a lie. And I was doing a lot of things that hurt a lot of people. And stripping away denial and rationalization, you start coming to the truth of who you really are, and that can be very ugly.
I feel like my life is pretty special.
The virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family.
I have let my family down, and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.
Personal sins should not require press releases, and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.
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.
I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.
I will have to earn trust and respect from my kids.
Don’t force your kids into sports.
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.
All that really matters is I have two beautiful kids, and I’m trying to be the best dad I can possibly be, and that’s the most important thing of all.
My kids are doing just great.
I ran straight through the boundaries a married couple should live by.
All I can say is that I’m getting married in the future. I’ve narrowed it down to that.
I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.
Tiger Woods On His Recovery
In therapy, I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance.
I lost my ability to will things to happen.
I do plan to return to golf one day; I just don’t know when that day will be.
I’m all or nothing.
But, I think I love golf more.
I’d like to share my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned and hopefully create some amazing, fun courses.
I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better.
Hopefully, I’ll continue to have the success I had.
I always want to do the best that I can in all of my life, and this is no different.
I believe in myself. There’s nothing wrong with believing in myself. That’s the whole idea, is that you can always become better.
I saw a person that I never thought I would ever become.
Tiger Woods Quotations on the Masters
These Tiger Woods quotes zero in on the tournament perhaps best associated with the star golfer.
The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn’t even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: ‘Thank you so much. You have changed my life.’
There’s no point in going to a tournament if you don’t believe that you can win it.
The major championships have always been a special focus in my career, and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.
If money titles meant anything, I’d play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it’s been a good year.
Sad to say, I’m missing the Masters. Thanks to the fans for so many kind wishes.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.
Everyone knows what the Masters is, even if you’re a non-golfer. People know what Wimbledon is. They know what the Super Bowl is. There are certain events that people just know about.
I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever.
The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.
Short Tiger Woods Quotes
If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care.
The Masters is more like a vast Edwardian garden party than a golf tournament.
The biggest thing is to have a mindset and a belief that you can win every tournament going in.
Under pressure, you can win with your mind.
I’m going to try to keep getting better.
The greatest thing about tomorrow is I will be better than I am today.
I think the guys who are really controlling their emotions… are going to win.
Ryder Cup Sayings
Tiger Woods made changes, gone back to trying to find the golf swing Tiger Woods used as a young boy and a swing that comes natural to Tiger Woods; it’s very difficult to do what Tiger has done. Very few players have done that.
You can wrap yourself up in cotton wool for the rest of your life if you want but having a little kick around with your mates; I would have said 999 times out of 1,000 you are good; he got unlucky; it was just one of those situations that’s caught him out. It was a freak accident, but accidents happen.
My mind is my biggest asset. I expect to win every tournament I play.
Tiger Woods FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods said, “Winning is not always the barometer of getting better,” and “Winning takes care of everything.”
Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1975.
Tiger Woods is 6’1″ tall. By way of comparison, Rory McIlroy is 5’9″ tall, and Phil Mickelson is 6’3″ tall.
Tiger Woods, with an estimated net worth north of $800 million per Forbes magazine. Woods signed the richest endorsement deal of the sport with Nike worth $100 million.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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