Tiger Woods Gives Presidential Golf Reviews
Tiger Woods Gives Presidential Golf Reviews


>>STEPHEN: WE’RE BACK WITH
TIGER WOODS. TIGER, YOU’RE ONE OF THE GREAT
GOLFERS OF ALL TIME BUT ALSO A GREAT POPULARIZER OF GOLF. ANOTHER MAN WHO IS KNOWN FOR
THAT IS, OF COURSE, ARNOLD PALMER. HERE’S A PHOTO OF YOU AND ARNOLD
TOGETHER ( APPLAUSE )
ARNOLD PALMER JUST PASSED AWAY. WAS HE AN IMPORTANT FIGURE FOR
YOU? DID YOU LEARN MUCH FROM HIM?>>HE WAS ONE OF MY HEROS. WE BECAME GREAT FRIENDS. GOT A CHANCE TO WIN HIS GOLF
TOURNAMENT A FEW TIMES. AS I COME OFF THE GREEN, HAVE
HIM GIVE ME A GREAT BEAR HUG IS SOMETHING THAT WILL ALWAYS BE
SPECIAL TO SEE THAT PHOTO ON THE GREEN OF US CHITCHATTING. WE WERE ALWAYS NEEDING EACH
OTHER PRETTY HARD, WHICH IS A LOT OF FUN.>>Stephen: I UNDERSTAND WHEN
YOU WERE AN AMATEUR, HE ACTUALLY TOOK YOU TO LUNCH ONCE.>>WHEN I WAS AT STANFORD HE
INVITED ME TO COME TO THE SILVERADO WHICH IS WHERE THE
SAFEWAY WAS TO HAVE DINNER. I GO AND I PICK HIS BRAIN A
LITTLE AND I LEAVE. MY COACH FINDS OUT, SAYS DID YOU
PICK UP THE TAB IF IT’S ARNOLD PALMER. I’M A COLLEGE STUDENT. IT’S ARNOLD PALMER. SO HE SAYS, WELL, I DON’T KNOW
ABOUT THIS. SO HE CALLS NC TWO As, THREE
DEEM ME INELIGIBLE. I HAD TO WRITE A CHECK TO ARNOLD
PALMER FOR $25. I WAS AT EL PASO FOR THE ALL
AMERICAN. HE HAD TO CASH THE CHECK, SEND
IN A COPY AND I WAS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE ALL AMERICAN.>>Stephen: WOW. IT’S NOT THAT STRICT ANYMORE,
RIGHT SNMPLEGHT IT CHANGED A LITTLE BIT.>>Stephen: 20th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION.>>YES.>>Stephen: HOW HAS IT GROWN
SNOW.>>THE EMPHASIS WAS TO GET MORE
PARTICIPATION IN GOLF. WE DID THAT WITH JUNIOR GOLF
CLINICS AROUND THE COUNTRY. WHEN 9/11 HAPPENED AND I DROVE
HOME ON THE 13th FROM ST. LOUIS, IF I DIED IF THAT
TRAGIC DAY, WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDATION LOOK LIKE? WELL, WE WOULDN’T HAVE ANYTHING
BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY BRICKS AND MORTARS, NOTHING
TANGIBLE, IT WAS JUST A TRAVELING CIRCUS OF JUNIOR GOLF
CLINICS. I WENT TO MY DAD AND SAID WE
NEED TO CHANGE THIS. HE SAID WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN
MIND? I SAID WE NEED TO CREATE
SOMETHING TANGIBLE, SOMETHING KIDS CAN CALL THEIR OWN. A WEEK LATER, I SAID WHY DON’T
WE COME UP WITH A LEARNING CENTER. I SAID OKAY. I GAVE MY DAD THE DIRECTIVE. HE COMES BACK TEN DAYS LATER AND
SAYS WHY DON’T WE CREATE A LEARNING CENTER WHERE I PLAYED
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF AT AND WE CREATE A LEARNING CENTER OF
50,000 SQUARE FEET, AND MY DAD GOT A CHANCE TO ACTUALLY SEE IT,
BE A PART OF IT AND FEEL IT WHILE THERE WERE KIDS IN IT —
WELL, KIDS WITH RESPECT IN IT AND THEN IN IT. I WAS WHEELCHAIRING THEM AROUND. HE PASSES ABOUT A YEAR LATER. THEN I, ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, I
BRING MY SON CHARLIE TO IT. SO TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF FAMILY
ATMOSPHERE, TO HAVE MY DAD THERE AND NOW MY SON THERE HAS BEEN
INCREDIBLE.>>Stephen: I KNOW THAT YOUR
FATHER WAS AN ENORMOUS MENTOR AND INFLUENCE FOR YOU AND, YOU
KNOW, WHEN FATHERS PASS, WE LOSE THEIR VOICE. HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO RE-CREATE
THAT VOICE INTERIMLY FOR YOURSELF TO HAVE THAT GUIDANCE
EVEN THOUGH HE’S GONE?>>I DO. HE SAYS GET OUT OF IT WHAT YOU
PUT INTO IT. IF YOU WORK HARD, YOU GET
RESULTS. IF YOU DON’T, YOU WON’T GET
THEM, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOU DON’T DESERVE IT BECAUSE YOU
DON’T EARN IT. THAT’S WHY I PRACTICE SO HARD. EACH AND EVERY DAY, I THINK
ABOUT MY OLD MAN. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, YOU’VE HAD THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF GOLFING
WITH QUITE A FEW PRESIDENTS. CAN I DO RAPID FIRE HERE? I’LL NAME PRESIDENTS YOU PLAYED
WITH AND YOU GIVE ME YOUR IMPRESSION AS A GOLFER. GEORGE H.W. BUSH.>>FAST.>>Stephen: FAST? FAST GOLFER? GOOD GOLFER.>>YES, WE PLAY IN ABOUT UNDER
TWO HOURS.>>Stephen: CLINTON? LOTS OF CUTS.>>Stephen: LOT OF CUTS AT THE
BALL OR CUTTING CORNERS? ( LAUGHTER )
>>CUTS.>>Stephen: CUTS. ALL RIGHT. I’LL GET YOU A LAWYER PRESENT
BEFORE YOU ANSWER THAT AGAIN. W.W. BUSH?>>NO.>>Stephen: OBAMA? TRAIGHT.>>Stephen: STRAIGHT? VERY COMPETITIVE, RIGHT?>>EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE, HITS
IT STRAIGHT.>>Stephen: HARD, LONG? HARD, HIT IT CROOKED, NOT
LONGISH.>>Stephen: WHAT ABOUT TRUMP? YOU SAID PRESIDENTS.>>Stephen: THE TIGER WOODS
FOUNDATION CELEBRATING ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY! BACK, EVERYBODY WITH ELIJAH
WOOD! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
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