Tiger Woods quotes

  • It was a mixed bag pretty much all week. A lot of really, really good stuff out there, some mediocre and some bad.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Stuff #Bags #Week

  • In order to help people, you have to first learn how to help yourself.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Order #People #Firsts

  • No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that's the exciting part.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Motivational #Fitness #Attitude

  • I owe a lot of people an apology. I hurt a lot of people. Not just my wife. My friends, my colleagues, the public, kids who looked up to me. There were a lot of people that thought I was a different person and my actions were not according to that.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Hurt #Kids #Apology

  • Sad to say I’m missing the Masters. Thanks to the fans for so many kind wishes.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Missing #Wish #Fans

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Hurt #Lying #People

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Children #Fun

  • When you look at all of the great players who ever played the game, they all had that other gear that they could go to, and it makes a world of difference.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Player #Games #Differences

  • I think the guys who are really controlling their emotions ... are going to win.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Thinking #Winning #Discipline

  • I think life is all about having a balance, and trying to find equilibrium and not getting things one way or the other.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Thinking #Trying #Balance

  • My mind is my biggest asset. I expect to win every tournament I play.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Motivational #Winning #Play

  • No matter how you play the golf course, no matter how well you play, you're going to have to make 6 and 8 footers for par. It's just a given here.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Play #Matter

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Money #Mean

  • No matter who you are, the game is fluid. The game is always evolving, so you always have to keep working on it. There are plenty of hours in the day to get that done.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Games #Matter #Done

  • I'm aware if I'm playing at my best I'm tough to beat. And I enjoy that,
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Tough #Beats #Enjoy

  • It provides a different type of element and mental strain athletes love. That's what makes the game of golf so special.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Athlete #Golf #Games

  • My mind is my biggest asset.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Mind #Awareness #Assets

  • In golf, just because a person is big and cut and ripped, doesn't mean they have a physical advantage.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Mean #Golf #Cutting

  • I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Want

  • The key is to design great golf courses all around the world. But my plan is only to do a select few. I devote so much of my time to these. I'm kind of a hands-on kind of person. I always want to do the best that I can in all of my life and this is no different.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Hands #Keys

  • I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Success #Determination #Trying

  • I've been in some seriously bad places playing golf and it's just part of the game. You're going to hit bad shots, you're going to be in bad spots, and each course, when you learn it, you learn where not to go.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Games #Shots

  • For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Disappointment #Worry #People

  • I want to be what I've always wanted to be: dominant.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Want #Wanted

  • I don't get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Different #Boundaries #Live By

  • I've been going to chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Swings #Long #Training

  • My dad was a big believer of having a golf club that fit me. Always have a golf club that fits you, so you don't have to make any swing compensations for that particular golf club.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dad #Golf #Swings

  • In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Spiritual #Balance #Needs

  • I believe in myself. There's nothing wrong with believing in myself. That's the whole idea, is that you can always become better.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Believe #Ideas #I Believe

  • Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Money #Stupid #Believe

  • Golf is fluid. It's always changing. It's always evolving. First of all, you never master it.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Firsts #Fluid

  • Golf is evolving, every day, every shot.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Shots #Evolve

  • Look at the NBA players back when Magic and Kareem played in the early 80's with the short shorts, look at what Michael looked like when he first came in the league compared to when he left. Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic, and you have to keep up.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Player #Nba

  • The virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Matter #Privacy #Virtue

  • If you're a baseball player and you're on the mound, you don't ever want to look up in the stands if somebody is yelling at you because they know they've got you. You just keep your head down, keep moving along. Of course it annoys you at the time, but you don't ever show that it does annoy you; just go ahead and move on and keep playing. If it does distract you, back off.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Baseball #Moving #Player

  • People don't understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never 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 been what has gotten me this far.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #People #Work Ethic #Ethics

  • As a child growing up, you never thought about being in a videogame, then to have a game of your own and be lucky enough to set the bar with it in the gaming world, it's a dream come true.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dream #Growing Up #Children

  • One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Motivational #Sports #Expectations

  • I chase a little white ball around and work on my farmer tan, that's about it. I think that I've been lucky enough to represent some great companies, and I think maybe that's what it is.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Thinking #White #Balls

  • 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

    #Basketball #Sports #Fashion

  • My dad told me this: You get out of it what you put into it. If you put in effort and log your time, you'll get the results.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dad #Effort #Results

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Winning #Champion

  • It is technology. They all changed to a harder golf ball, so they gave up spinning on the greens. They all changed to longer drivers, bigger heads with hotter faces and lighter shafts. The problem is, the harder you hit it, the more control you lose.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Technology #Balls

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Positive #Thinking #Light

  • There are guys on Tour who hit the ball further than me. I always thought it was important to have power, but more important to have power in reserve.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Guy #Important #Balls

  • if you gone come in second, you're just the first loser!
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Failure #Golf

  • There are a lot of great players from Europe who have never played Augusta, but all the guys in America have all played St. Andrews. They've gone over and made a trip to play St. Andrews.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Player #Europe #America

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Love #Passion #Golf

  • St. Andrews by far is my favorite golf course in the world. It's where the game all started, it's why we have 18 holes instead of 22 and I think the history behind St. Andrews is amazing. There is no other golf course in the world that can say that every great player who has ever played the game has played that golf course.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Player #Thinking

  • Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Honesty #Golf #What Matters

  • There’s always stuff to work on. You’re never there.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Stuff

  • I can play a power game, but I also have the ability to step it up to another level and hit shots even further on call.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Games #Play #Steps

  • I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Business #Golf #Doing What You Love

  • It will always be the ball and me.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Balls

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dad #Golf #Giving

  • And I don't cook, either. Not as long as they still deliver pizza.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Long #Cooks #Stills

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Fun #Kids

  • You can always become better.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Sports #Motivational Sports

  • I'm committed to try to make the product the best I possibly can.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Trying #Committed

  • I always feel pressure. If you don't feel nervous, that means you don't care about how you play. I care about how I perform. I've always said the day I'm not nervous playing is the day I quit.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Determination #Mean #Play

  • Tiger, come on now, you've still got work to do. This round and golf tournament are not over. Hang in there and finish the race.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Race #Stills

  • If you're lucky to have three close people in your life, you're blessed.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Blessed #People #Three

  • Never beat yourself up, because there are plenty of people that will do it for you.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #People #Beats

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Mother #Buddhist #Golf

  • I'm playing in the Masters. It's obviously very important to me, and I want to be there. I've worked a lot on my game and I'm looking forward to competing. I'm excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone's support.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Games #Appreciate #Support

  • 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.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Play #Mind

  • My body is a little bit sore from all of the practicing and playing and training
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Motivational #Workout #Training

  • Green and black go well together, dont they?
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Black #Together #Green

  • I know that balance that I need to have in my life.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Balance #Needs

  • I believe that my creative mind is my greatest weapon.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Believe #Golf #Creative

  • 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 on my goals, but it's always fun to try and achieve them.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Inspirational #Fun #Goal

  • My main focus is on my game.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Inspiring #Games #Focus

  • My dad has always taught me these words: care and share.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Fathers Day #Dad #Care

  • Look, there are no shortcuts in golf, and there are no shortcuts in life. You have to work for it. Dream big and keep your dreams for yourself. Because the dreams that you have are those things that separate you from others. If you give up your dream, you give up hope. And without hope, you are nothing.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dream #Giving Up #Golf

  • I've exceeded a few of my goals, but I'm behind on a couple of others.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Couple #Goal #Setting Goals

  • My kid is not going to wear a flat bill.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Kids #Bills #Flats

  • I do plan to return to golf one day. I just don't know when that day will be.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #One Day #Return

  • You have to look at the past in order to learn from it and move on. I've done a lot of reflecting over the past year. And certainly, I've turned the corner and am looking more toward the future in a lot of ways.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Moving #Past #Order

  • I made my share of mistakes. People can look at that as what not to do, and if they choose to make fun of it, that's fine. I can't control that. All I know is that I can control myself. And at that point in my life, I wasn't even able to do that.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Fun #Mistake #People

  • When things go right and you test properly and you find equipment that's better than what you were playing, then you can do some pretty neat things on the golf course.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Tests #Equipment

  • All I know is I've tried my best.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Black

  • I love to play to win.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Winning #Play

  • A golfer should never make a mental mistake because the ball is just sitting there waiting for you to hit it.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Mistake #Golf #Waiting

  • I am the toughest golfer mentally.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Golf #Golfers

  • The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Today #Tomorrow

  • I don't see myself as the Great Black Hope. I'm just a golfer who happens to be black and Asian. It doesn't matter whether they're white, black, brown or green.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #White #Black #Green

  • My dad once told me: no matter what anyone says or writes, really, none of those people have to hit your four- foot putt.You have to go do it yourself.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dad #Writing #Feet

  • Growing up,I came up with this name: I'ma Cablinasian.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Growing Up #Names #Growing

  • My body is a little bit sore from all of the practicing and playing and training, and your mind gets a little tired of it, too. It's nice to be able to recharge and come back fresh for the remainder of the year.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Nice #Tired #Years

  • I am pretty health-conscious, so when my girlfriend and/or I make dinner--no, I don't have a cook!--we choose the healthier options: lean meats, steamed veggies, fish, etc. Of course, there are always those cravings for the "bad foods" that I do give in to once in a while!
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Girlfriend #Giving #Dinner

  • 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

    #Swings #Play #Ideas

  • 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

    #Dream #Growing Up #Kids

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

    #Golf #Thinking #Swings

  • I think the best thing is being able to play golf competitively for a living. Ever since I was a little boy, that's something I've always wanted to do, and now I get a chance to live out my dreams.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Dream #Golf #Boys

  • We have a lot of fun every year, and I really enjoy being part of junior golf and the development of these players.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Fun #Golf #Player

  • Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Buddhism #Track #Unhappy

  • At the end of every tournament, to review every stroke and every hole, seeing what I can learn from the experience.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Ends #Reviews #Holes

  • It's a never-ending struggle, which is great. You can always get better! You can never get there. It's a journey with no arrival. And that's the beauty of it -- that you can always become better the next day. It's pretty cool to think about it in that sense. Tomorrow I will be a better player than I was today.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Struggle #Player #Journey

  • Seve was one of the most talented and exciting golfers to ever play the game. His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed. His death came much too soon.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Creativity #Golf #Games

  • We all make decisions. But in the end, our decisions make us.
    -- Tiger Woods

    #Decision #Ends