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Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Posted on: February 28, 2012 5:36 pm
 
Tiger shakes hands with members of the Armed Forces at the 2007 AT&T National. (Getty Images)

By Shane Bacon

Judging by his brains, good looks and killer instinct, it seemed when Tiger Woods came into our lives he had the ability to be anything he wanted. Sure, he was a golfer since basically birth, but his larger than life persona made it seem like he could be a CEO, professional baseball player or even the president. 

But one of the things you probably didn’t expect to hear is that at one point, Tiger seriously considered becoming a Navy SEAL. 

Golf Digest has some excerpts from Hank Haney’s tell-all Tiger book, and one of the quotations from Hank says that Tiger once told him he seriously was considering leaving golf to join one of the most elite forces in our military. 

"Tiger was seriously considering becoming a Navy SEAL. I didn't know how he'd go about it, but when he talked about it, it was clear he had a plan....I thought, Wow, here is Tiger Woods, greatest athlete on the planet, maybe the greatest athlete ever, right in the middle of his prime, basically ready to leave it all behind for a military life."

As Mr. Wall points out, there isn’t exactly a time indicated in Haney’s quotes, but to say “the middle of his prime” meant that it had to have been when Woods was winning all those majors, not when his personal life was in shambles. 

That, in itself, is pretty incredible because it shows that Tiger really thought about doing this for no other reason than to serve his country. 

Tiger’s dad, Earl, was a Green Beret in the United States Army so it isn’t like Tiger didn’t have a military background, but it’s incredible to hear he even thought to do this with the level of fame and success he reached at this certain point. 

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Comments

Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:18 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Do any of you previous posters understand the pressure of being the top of what you do? Enough said. Does not excuse his actions, but can make it understandable about the releases some one may have. Drugs, sex, alcohol, gambeling...etc.....whatever...most

of the population has something.
 
 



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:16 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

"try", you don't just become a SEAL.



Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:06 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

I am sure you are no straight arrow, if you had actually done anything.




Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:01 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Have you done so? If you had, you would not be talking about it. How much salt is in your in blood stream? Tired of people responding on things they have no idea.  Good job reservist. Now shut up. Do you call your men creeps because of what they did away from their families? Of course not



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Eldrick Tont Woods is not a tiger. He plays a non-contact sport that does not require physical courage. He bought off those women who could expose him as the sexual pervert he is. Talk is cheap. Every two-bit windbag has "talked about" joining the Seals or the Marines or the airborne but only those of us who have done so  understand what such service entails. Eldrick Tont Woods is a creep who has a talent for golf. On the record he doesn't match up to Bobby Jones, Sammy Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, or Jack Nicklaus. He is certainly not in their class as a human being.

As a prep school coach, I once used Woods as an example of what a man and an athlete should be. My disappointment turned to disgust when the truth came out. Youth needs role models today more than ever before. Col. Woods, Eldrick's father, thought that his son could unite races and nationalities. As a Marine Corps reservist, and an officer who saw much too much active duty, I believed that also. Eldrick, you coulda been a contenduh. Instead, you turned out to be a slimeball. As we Irish-Americans say, "Bad cess to you."




Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:38 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL


Did the Seals consider him though?  I think they drug screen now
tiger is about as big a military hero as G W Bush....yeah they were thinkin' of doing some military time but you know...how much can one person do?  this article is about the biggest piece of crap that has been written in a long time about sports, politics, economy, entertainment, or any new story.....this is total B S and should not be on any legimate news source ...total crap....



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:30 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

      I'm not really sure why this is a story but it doesn't surprise me that Tiger had military aspirations at one time.  Many people in the Armed Forces had one or both parents serve in one of the branches.  One of the reasons I went into the USAF back in the 80's was that my father had been in the Air Force, also.

     



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Who cares what Hank Haney says? I don't trust him as far as I could throw him. Hank is almost as shady of a character as Tiger was a few years back. I hope that Tiger considered enlisting but I believe most people have contemplated the Armed Services at one point or another. This would be newsworthy if Tiger had actually done something about it but at this point, it is merely a rumor that Hank started. Keep in mind that he is just trying to sell his book to the masses. Either way, unless Tiger starts hitting fairways, controlling the distance on his irons and making crucial putts, he may consider another career if he doesn't get it going within the next year.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:13 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Eldrick Tont is still a loser



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:09 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Big freakin Deal, is this supposed to make us feel more highly of Tiger,  it's one thing to SAY you're gonna do it, it's  totally different thing to actually do it.  He did nothing.



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