Golf is certainly not one of the most popular sports in the world, although it does have a sizeable following. What continues to amaze me though is this guy who calls himself Tiger Woods. Love him or hate him, this guy is special. He is in my books the greatest golfer of all time and arguably the greatest SPORTSMAN of all time!
As I write, Tiger has just shot a 2 under par at the US PGA and way off the lead. He has not won any tournament since his much publicised marital problems. He remains number one in the World rankings amazingly. He golf this year has at times been awful to say the least, even scoring a 78 in a recent tournament and finishing 18 OVER! Yet he remains the centre of attention in golfing circles and beyond.
Tiger has been world number one for about five years now and he has dominated the sport like no other. Forget about Federer at his best in tennis, or Schumacher in that red car. Put simply Tiger Woods IS golf! Even in these troubled times he still manages some magic that is just breathtaking.
This guy is an inspiration to anyone. People try to knock him down, his marriage and his life in general have taken an enormous battering of late, but he still has that twinkle and those moments of sheer brilliance. He has said that his recent inconsistent form is due to lack of practice. That brings me to the point of this article…. Surely took a long time!!!
How can a man who has so much talent and dominated so much, need to practice regularly? Thats the secret to all our lives. That explains why we always have things we wish we could do better. “I studied so much for that exam and I still didnt do well” – You often here people say. The one secret to SUCCESS and MASTERY is PERSISTENCE. No matter how good you are in something, you have to be like Tiger ! You have to continue to give your all, or you will start to decline. In fact all top professional sports persons train more than anyone else ?! Most people think these rich athletes are just lucky. Little do they realise the hard work that they put in. If you really woke up at 5 every morning and stuck to such a strict diet like athletes, maybe you would not have that bulging belly..maybe that dress would fit . And just maybe you could buy that dream house and that dream car .I can cite so many examples . To be a SUCCESS you have to continue to put in the effort. In life if you are not growing you are declining…simple ! And …I have some golf to watch!