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Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Posted on: February 28, 2012 5:36 pm
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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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Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

saying you want to be a Navy Seal is like saying you want to be rich. Everybody wants it but not everybody could to it. Hey Tiger youre not Pat Tillman



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:44 am
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Hey Shane, your statement that "it isn't like tiger didn't have a military background" is ridiculous. He didn't; his father did. If your father is Neil Armstrong, do you have experience with moon landings? Duh. Also, are you a syncophant or what? His "brains, good lucks . . ." Are you kidding? How smart was he about his entire life? Not very, right? By the way, he didn't volunteer for the Navy, you get that right? He toyed with the idea, ran some drills because he's a celebrity and then went home to his mansion. You are a weirdo, Mr. Bacon.


Nice work and couldn't agree more. I wonder if Mr Bacon spits, swallows, or just lets Tiger finish bukkake style? The tabloid celebrity worshipping nature of these "writers" gets worse by the day. Sports has been ruined by these knee scrapers.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:13 am
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Hey Shane, your statement that "it isn't like tiger didn't have a military background" is ridiculous. He didn't; his father did. If your father is Neil Armstrong, do you have experience with moon landings? Duh. Also, are you a syncophant or what? His "brains, good lucks . . ." Are you kidding? How smart was he about his entire life? Not very, right? By the way, he didn't volunteer for the Navy, you get that right? He toyed with the idea, ran some drills because he's a celebrity and then went home to his mansion. You are a weirdo, Mr. Bacon.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:37 am
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

As a former Army Ranger, Tiger could not hang. The first thing an elite fighting man do is bang countless faceless women and still get up in the morning an make it happen. Since "Little Tiger" got out and caught the guy lost it. Sorry Tiger but you couldn't survive combat after some R&R in Thailand. 



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 2:31 am
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

WRONG!  Tiger would never make it through selection, much less buds. Are you kidding me? What an absurd notion. I have read just about all the SF books and Lone Survivor is outstanding. Marcus Lutrell is a hell of a soldier. Let's don't insult his service by speculating that Tiger could eve carry his jock. Those guys were beasts that could swim, run, shoot, blow shit up, and build it back overnight.

Tiger was a freaking mommas boy. At World Junior Optimist in Miami, several other kids stole his sacred and cherished bucket hat off of his head and played keep away, he cried literally  like a little bitch until officials made them give it back. Navy Seal? Please



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:55 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

blueisthecolor. you must be pretty good buddies with tiger. did you two bang the same disgruntled looking broad???
you sound pretty certain that tiger never considered joining the navy! how can you be so sure.

i know for me, if i won 200 million in the lottery tomorrow. i would still wake up and go to work like normal.
some people are born to do different things. as we can see tiger was born to golf, at the time when this quote was taken, tiger was at the top of his game and probably already won 50 million in career earnings.

i think him considering to join the navy wasnt to far off, he had money in the bank, and he wanted to serve his country, follow in his dads footsteps.
mostly all the guys in the navy/armed forces are there not only to serve their country but to make a pay cheque.

tiger didnt need the pay cheque, he would of done it for his country.

i dont understand how people can know exactly what someone else is thinking, or meaning to say, or anything for that matter in someone elses head.

your a jackass.

 



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

How could we all forget that John Daly actually went to qualifying school to become an Arkansas State Trooper, but since his golf career is going down in flames, my Hollywood sources are saying that Long John is auditioning for the role as the bumbling, incompetent sheriff in Smokey and the Bandit Part 7.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

dk13beso, as well, Mike Weir seriously considered joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.



Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Built like an NFL player? Maybe a placekicker or a punter. 200 lbs?... you couldn't even play in Div 1 at that size/weight. I recommend not speaking on things for which you know nothing about (also, what's Tiger's 40 time?).



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:42 pm
 

Haney: Tiger considered becoming a Navy SEAL

Jack has 18 major titles, not 17 BlueIsTheColor. Unless Tiger gets back on his game, he's not going to break it. It once seemed inevitable but I don't think anyone really knows what direction this is going to go.


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