50 Inspiring Tiger Woods Quotes

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Eldrick Woods, better known to many as Tiger Woods is a famous golf player and arguably the best ever.

He is tied for the most PGA wins of all time with 82 and has the second most major titles with 15.

He became a golf prodigy when he appeared on the The Mike Douglas Show in 1978 and has been wining ever since.

But life hasn’t always been great for Tiger.

In November 2009 he became well known outside of the golf world for his extramarital affairs and his career went into a tailspin.

Through hard work he eventually made his way back to the top of the golf world, winning The Masters in 2019.

In this post, I share with you 50 of the greatest Tiger Woods sayings on life, motivation, success and failure.

I am certain you will find more than a few that speak to you.

50 Great Tiger Woods Quotes

Motivational Tiger Woods Quotes

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#1. “There’s always stuff to work on. You’re never there.” – Tiger Woods

#2. “You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding. You never know what can happen.” – Tiger Woods

#3. “In order to hit a good golf shot at that moment in time when you’re standing over the ball, you must believe that golf shot is the most important things in your life.” – Tiger Woods

#4. “No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.” – Tiger Woods


#5. “People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented, I was never the biggest, I was never the fastest, I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.” – Tiger Woods


#6. “Other golfers may outplay me from time to time, but they’ll never outwork me.” – Tiger Woods

#7. “There’s no sense in going to a tournament if you don’t believe that you can win it. And that is the belief I have always had. And that is not going to change.” – Tiger Woods

#8. “I love to compete. That’s the essence of who I am.” – Tiger Woods

#9. “I always feel pressure. If you don’t feel nervous, that means you don’t care about how you play. I care about how I perform. I’ve always said the day I’m not nervous playing is the day I quit.” – Tiger Woods

#10. “You can always become better.” – Tiger Woods

#11. “I look at a streak as I don’t lose. Literally.” – Tiger Woods

#12. “I smile at obstacles.” – Tiger Woods

The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better.

#13. “The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better.” – Tiger Woods

Inspirational Tiger Woods Quotes

#14. “Achievements on the golf course are not what matter. Decency and honesty matter.” – Tiger Woods

#15. “I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect.” – Tiger Woods

#16. “I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.” – Tiger Woods

#17. “In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance.” – Tiger Woods


#18. “I’m trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don’t go your way, and that’s the way things go.” – Tiger Woods


#19. “I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for? Getting paid for doing what you love.” – Tiger Woods

#20. “Golf is a great way for someone to learn discipline, responsibility, and sportsmanship.” – Tiger Woods

#21. “I’m committed to try to make the product the best I possibly can.” – Tiger Woods

#22. “The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn’t even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying, ‘Thank you so much. You have changed my life.’” – Tiger Woods

#23. “The virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family.” – Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods On Life

#24. “As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support.” – Tiger Woods

#25. “Sensationalism sells. Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.” – Tiger Woods

#26. “If you’re lucky to have three close people in your life, you’re blessed.” – Tiger Woods

#27. “Don’t force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It’s the child’s desire to play that matters, not the parent’s desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.” – Tiger Woods


#28. “Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.” – Tiger Woods


#29. “Education is a priority over any sport because without a mind you can’t contribute to society.” – Tiger Woods

#30. “If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.” – Tiger Woods

#31. “One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it” – Tiger Woods.

My dad used to say, 'Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn’t influence your intelligence'.

#32. “My dad used to say, ‘Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn’t influence your intelligence’.” – Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods On Success And Failure

#33. “As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess, but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try and somehow make par from them. I thought that was fun.” – Tiger Woods

#34. “Days when you just don’t have it, you don’t pack it in, you give it everything you’ve got. You grind it out.” – Tiger Woods

#35. “Under pressure, you can win with your mind.” – Tiger Woods

#36. “You have to look at the past in order to learn from it and move on.” – Tiger Woods


#37. “Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.” – Tiger Woods


#38. “I believe that my creative mind is my greatest weapon.” – Tiger Woods

#39. “You’re going to go years where you just don’t win. That’s OK, as long as you keep trying to improve.” – Tiger Woods

#40. “There’s nothing wrong with having your goals really high and trying to achieve them. That’s the fun part. You may come up short. I’ve come up short on a lot on my goals, but it’s always fun to try and achieve them.” – Tiger Woods

#41. “You can play from the wrong position for a long time with good hands, but eventually it’s going to catch up with you.” – Tiger Woods

#42. “I believe in myself. There’s nothing wrong with believing in myself. That’s the whole idea, is that you can always become better.” – Tiger Woods

#43. “My failures have made me look at myself in a way I’ve never wanted to before.” – Tiger Woods


#44. “You’re going to make mistakes. The key is to learn from them as fast as possible and make changes as soon as you can. That’s not always easy to do because ego and pride get in the way, but you have to put all that aside and look at the big picture.” – Tiger Woods


#45. “Talent is something you are born with, and a skill is something you develop. 99% of what you need to succeed in golf are skills.” – Tiger Woods

#46. “If money titles meant anything, I’d play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it’s been a good year.” – Tiger Woods

#47. “You hit a bad shot, you have to get over it right there and then so you can get focused on the next one.” – Tiger Woods

#48. “It’s OK to fail. Failing does not shape your personality. It’s how you react upon your failure. Do you dust yourself off and mope or do you dust yourself off and come back stronger the next time? Eventually you will win. It may not happen the next time, it may take a little time but you will win in the end.” – Tiger Woods

#49. “The most we can ask of ourselves is to give it our best shot, knowing that sometimes we will fail. We are often defined by how we handle that failure.” – Tiger Woods

Look, there are no shortcuts in golf, and there are no shortcuts in life. You have to work for it. Dream big and keep your dreams for yourself. Because the dreams that you have are those things that separate you from others. If you give up your dream, you give up hope. And without hope, you are nothing.

#50. “Look, there are no shortcuts in golf, and there are no shortcuts in life. You have to work for it. Dream big and keep your dreams for yourself. Because the dreams that you have are those things that separate you from others. If you give up your dream, you give up hope. And without hope, you are nothing.” – Tiger Woods

Final Thoughts

Those are 50 great Tiger Woods sayings.

Whether you are looking for a boost in motivation, or want to be inspired, there is a quote for you.

I encourage you to read through the many other quote posts I offer, some of which you can click through to below.

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