Tiger wanted to become a SEAL.
Woods, one of the greatest golfers of all time, spent time training with the elite Navy SEL in San Diego, long after his father Earl died in 2006.
The 15-time major winner, currently recovering from Tuesday’s one-car accident in Los Angeles, now faces a long road to the victims’ golf course, after doctors reported his lower right leg and ankle Said “significant orthopedic injury”.
This is not the first time the 45-year-old has faced a tough comeback to the sport he loves.
The death of Earl Woods and the ensuing journey to training with SEAL was the beginning of a collapse, According to the 2016 ESPN story, As he found a way to deal with his grief. He was dressed with tactical gear and weapons, taking a trip through Kill House – a combat simulator where SELs practice clearing rooms and rescue hostages.
“He all went out,” one seal said. “He just went out f-ing.”
Friends say Jack Nicklaus’ quest to break 18 Major records was a means to an end. He wanted to do something different, this time as an anonymous member of a team.
“It was very serious,” a friend told ESPN. “If he were two years hot and broke the record, he would have kept his clubs hanging. No doubt.”
Not that SEAL was sold on Woods. Many doubted whether he wanted to get involved in the dirty, less glamorous parts of the job.
There is also the story of Woods for lunch and five to six SEALs. When the check arrived, no one spoke, including the multimillionaire golfer. They were receiving different checks.
In the years leading up to his special campaigns, Woods’ life has been a roller coaster, with highly publicized events, including an extramarital affair, and the 2017 DUI arrest, a return to golf and an inspiring win at the Masters in 2019.