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More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:46 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2012 4:51 pm
 
Tiger Woods spends time at Fort Bragg in 2004. (Getty Images)

By Shane Bacon

Just when we thought the Navy SEALS story about Tiger Woods was dead, GolfDigest.com revealed even more from the upcoming Hank Haney book and it’s even more intense than you think.

"The Big Miss" is the upcoming Haney account of his time with Tiger, and while the book hasn’t hit the stores yet, pieces keep leaking and it just gets juicier and juicer. 

So we know that Tiger thought about becoming a Navy SEAL, but how intense was he? According to the book, incredibly. Tiger went on multiple training sessions with the SEALS, and even did a three-day parachute training session just 18 days before the 2006 U.S. Open, which prompted the following e-mail from Haney to Woods.

With the U.S. Open 18 days away, do you think it was a good idea to go on a Navy SEALs mission? You need to get that whole SEALs thing out of your system and stick to playing Navy SEAL on the video games. I can tell by the way you are talking and acting that you still want to become a Navy SEAL. Man, are you crazy? You have history to make in golf and people to influence and help. Focus on your destiny, and that isn't flushing bad guys out of buildings in Iraq. Just play the video games some more. That Navy SEAL stuff is serious business. They use real bullets.

The four page excerpt on GolfDigest.com has even more about his infatuation with the SEALS, saying Tiger went as far as to play SEALS-based video games for days on end and even told Haney they’d make an age-exception for him if he wanted to join, but your best bet is to head over to their site and read the whole thing for yourself. 

Tiger might have dismissed questions about this last week, but the more information that comes out, the more he’s going to get the random reporter wondering just how far he was willing to take this idea before he finally snubbed it. 

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Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 9:20 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

I believe he wasn't going to be a SEAL part time, I think the whole story is he was going to quit golf and try and become a SEAL. How do you know that he would get the "bleep" kicked of him? You don't know anything about Tiger Woods. None of us do, and that's the way he likes it. How all we know, maybe is the toughest guy around......you don't know him any better than any of us...so quit acting like you know Tiger



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 9:02 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

This is the best Material Haney can come up with and they are actually publishing this. We all know way to much about Tigers personal life to find this exciting at all. Sorry, this article stinks.



Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:45 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

You can't become a Nave SEAL in your spare time...what an ego Tiger has!!! Just because you're the biggest, baddest physical specimen on the PGA tour doesn't mean you you stack up to the SEAL's or even the guy that's the gym after work every day. Your strong and in shape for a golfer- that's it!! His bad ass attitude only flys on the course too- in a regular setting without his bodygaurds this guy would get the bleep kicked out of him if he treated people the way he does. Your a blessed golfer, that it and that's all.    



Since: Nov 26, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 7:04 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

Who cares? Tiger didn't have a normal childhood of make pretend army games he was golfing. Time to leave him alone. He has already gone through public disgrace and humiliation. Email looks like Haney was self serving in that, didn't want to lose his pay day. Haney is a DB and no I e would know his name if it wasn't for Tiger, he's a joke. On an interview with Jim Rome he wouldn't even talk about details of the book just quote the excerpts and keep saying I can't talk about that. My take the book probably isn't any good and he is taking advantage of a professional relationship in a non professional way



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:59 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

U Guys make this news. When clearly it is'nt. You are reaching and you must be bored. Why don't yoy go to work for TMZ. Let's talk about golf not Soap operas what.. r you doug gotlieb



Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:22 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

I first heard of Earl Woods and Tiger Woods mentioned in a Golf Magazine article sometime between the years of 1993 -1995.  In the article Earl Woods was quoted as saying that his son was going to "cut his opponents throat and leave him in a bloody mess"(I can't make this stuff up).  Earl Woods was not talking about war, but golf. Earl Woods needed psychiatric care, a strait jacket and was delusional (to say the least).


Tiger Woods is a chip off of the old block.  There is nothing glamorous about the Navy Seals.  They don't become famous, fly around in their own private business jets, receive hummers from skanks and sign autographs from adoring golf fans.  They do a dirty job anonymously and then some narcissistic politician who is only interested in his own reelection like Obama takes credit when the Seals's mission succeeds.  Eldrick is delusional just like his father, it runs in the family.


Tiger probably wanted an escape from his nagging Swedish wife, Elin ("Take out the trash, ya.  Change the babies diapers, ya") so he fantasized about joining the Navy Seals. 


Hank Haney gave Woods good advice, it's too bad that Woods did not take it.  Tiger Woods is his own worst enemy.



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:00 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

As was stated earlier, you can't just join up and become a Navy SEAL.  I have a liitle experience in the field and the one thing that I can assure anybody is more focused in their mission than Tiger Wood's ever achieved on a golf course.

I recall how golf announcers continuously spoke of Tiger's intensity.  Tiger Woods has elementary intensity compared with a Navy SEAL doing his job.

I hope that you noticed that I said "his" job.  There are millions of female golfers, but despite Hollywood fantasy there are no female SEAL's.   



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:52 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

Who truly knows what truth there is in any of these "leaks".  The fact is that many people wish that they were a Navy SEAL, a fighter pilot, a Marine.  Any person that I ever knew that talked about reincarnation didn't brag about being a farmer who shoveled pig sh!t, but was either a great hero or royalty in their past life.  It is fantasy.

There are plenty of Navy SEAL's who would hang out with Tiger Woods in a heartbeat if the chance was there.  Even as high as a Navy SEAL is on the celebrity scale, the opportunity to hang with Tiger is so much greater.  Tiger may have skydived with some Navy SEAL's or played paintball with them, but I can guarantee that he didn't train with them or jump out of a US Navy aircraft with them.  That is why they are so alluring; you want to, but can't do what they do, no matter how much money you have.  Tiger respects the SEAL's for what they do and may want to be one of them, but the greatest golfer of his era will never be a Navy SEAL just as the World Heavyweight Champion never became a Marine.  Feel free to Google Riddick Bowe.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:46 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

It does make one wonder if the SEAL training was part of what made Tiger's body, especially his legs, break down.  In a way, it's charming; there is a little boy in there who wanted to be like his dad.  If Woods were to do a "friendly" interview with a sycophant at TGC, for example, and talk about his love for the military, it would go a long way toward turning some of his haters into fans.  It would also put a lot of money back in his pocket.  

There is a theory that, nowadays, to be great in any sport, a certain amount of OCD is neccessary.   When you add it all up with Tiger, his endless practice, his other "addiction," and now some kind of SEAL training, probably private but as intense as the authentic version, Tiger tends to validate the OCD theory.  I'm not a professional, and I didn't even stay in that hotel chain with the cute commercials last night, but my guess is that it was under control until his dad died, and that the trauma made him show a lot more symptoms.

Remember that Tiger didn't really have a traditional childhood.  He was a prodigy at an early age, and apparently from age four, everything he did was with a purpose.  Remember also that his dad was his world, and that he died about twenty years earlier than many people's fathers die.  

Whatever is going on with him, I hope his rehab work helped him out, and that the train wreck between his ears has been "cleaned up."  I would like to see him have one more great run, but it would be nicer if he could enjoy the fruits of his labor as a healthy, well-adjusted human being.


 



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:28 am
 

More info comes out about Tiger and the SEALS

Anyone willing to kill terrorists is okay with me...


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