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Tiger Woods says he generally talks like a broadcaster? Right here’s helpful purpose why

Tiger Woods, Dan Hicks

Tiger Woods and Dan Hicks in the course of the 2018 Tour Championship.

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The voice turns into softer. It’s extra profound. He’s at a golf match. And he’s a broadcaster.  

“It’s Tiger Woods right here at 18 fairway. He’s bought a 3-wood. He’s going to hit it round this tree. He’s going to knock it on the inexperienced. That is the U.S. Open.”

Deep. Sounds acquainted even. 

However that is no Jim Nantz, Dan Hicks or Mike Tirico. Or anybody else who’s broadcasted golf. 

It’s Tiger Woods

Calling Tiger Woods. 

Deep once more. 

The sequence comes from the 15-time main winner himself, and it was shared Monday through the social channels of TaylorMade, one in every of Woods’ backers. On a video, at what seems to be a reception throughout his just lately accomplished TGR Jr. Invitational occasion, Woods had been requested by a younger viewers member this query:

“Whenever you’re {golfing} in a giant match and it’s an necessary shot or a putt, how do you deal with the strain?”

We love these sorts of queries, don’t we? To get only a glimpse of the artist’s thoughts. We like it extra, although, when the savante says greater than a cliche. 

To which Woods didn’t. His ideas have been two on how to deal with strain, and so they’re associated.

1. Make apply ‘that intense’

Right here’s the place the broadcaster voice comes into play. Woods mentioned he places himself in large moments, so after they come, they’ve been cataloged. Oh, that’s what that appears like.  

However you must go all in. ‘Nantz’ it. 

“I make my practices that intense,” Woods mentioned on the video. “So once I’m training at house, I’ll have a bit of little bit of a window in my apply periods the place I’ll make it: ‘It’s Tiger Woods right here at 18 fairway. He’s bought a 3-wood. He’s going to hit it round this tree. He’s going to knock it on the inexperienced. That is the U.S. Open.’ After which hastily it occurs, Saturday on the U.S. Open. Yeah, I do numerous that stuff at house. On the time, as any child, I grew up attempting to make putts towards Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, you identify it, proper. 

“I’ve enjoyable with it.”

2. ‘Finish on a excessive’ 

In fact, in apply, you’re going to overlook putts and mishit photographs. This isn’t revelatory. 

Simply don’t cease on these, Woods mentioned. Put one other approach, you need your internal Hicks and Tirico calling makes and flushes. 

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“On the finish of the day, I at all times finish on a optimistic observe,” Woods mentioned on the video. “Each apply session, finish on a excessive. Make a giant putt I needed to make. And I might preserve doing it repeatedly till I made that putt. And it was at all times to win a serious championship. It was at all times to beat my heroes and the individuals I idolized rising up. Or on the vary, it’s ‘hit this one drive that’s going to place me within the fairway of the narrowest U.S. Open you’ve ever seen.’ … 

“And I cherished it. I cherished making challenges like that in my head and try to fire up feelings in order that once I get to a state of affairs the place I’m confronted with these feelings, I’ve already completed this. I did it at house.”   

Notably, Woods was requested at the very least one different query on the TGR Jr. Invitational reception. It’s been shared earlier than. And we’ll merely go it alongside once more. To set it up, 11-year-old Holden Bautista had made two holes-in-one in the course of the match portion of the occasion, and he was given a mic.  

Under is the video, which TaylorMade and golf persona Tisha Alyn captured and shared. Under that’s the alternate. 

“Nicely, one, have you ever ever gotten two gap in ones in a single spherical?” the 11-year-old requested. 

There was laughter. Woods closed his eyes. Bautista continued. 

“I, I imply, you’re the GOAT.”

Woods lowered his head. He shook it. There was extra laughter. Bautista continued. 

“I … you’re like, you’re the GOAT, and I, I … and it could be … I really feel like it could be anticipated.”

Woods opened his eyes. He shook his head. He smiled. There was extra laughter. Bautista continued. 

“Nevertheless it’s OK, it’s OK. I really feel like I’m placing you underneath a highlight now.” 

There was applause. Lastly, Woods spoke. 

“He simply mic-dropped it on prime of everyone, proper?”

Certainly. Good job, everyone. A brief later, as a part of the video shared by Alyn, Bautista had one other query for the host, and this was good, too. 

“But additionally, after one thing like a gap in a single or like a chip-in,” Bautista requested, “what’s your mentality shifting ahead into the following gap?

At first, Woods joked, then supplied a tip.

“Yeah, you needed to go there, double-hole-in-one time,” he mentioned. “OK, I’ll offer you that one. Uh, no, however severely, on a severe observe to that, once I’ve had a excessive of constructing an eagle or a hole-out or I’ve had the low of constructing a tap-in for a ten, it’s about, as I used to be saying earlier, it’s about staying proper right here, proper now.”

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Nick Piastowski

Nick Piastowski

Golf.com Editor

Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Journal. In his position, he’s chargeable for modifying, writing and growing tales throughout the golf area. And when he’s not writing about methods to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native might be enjoying the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and brief, and ingesting a chilly beer to clean away his rating. You may attain out to him about any of those matters — his tales, his recreation or his beers — at nick.piastowski@golf.com.



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