Tiger Woods — He’s made a name for himself in more than just the golf world. Tiger Woods, born Eldrick Tiger Woods, quickly became one of the highest paid professional athletes in 2007 and has won several awards for breaking records and winning tournaments on tour.
Scandal broke out in 2009, first due to rumors of an affair and then when Tiger Woods experienced an accident two days after the rumors began. His image quickly spiraled downward from there, making many of his quotes more entertaining than insightful.
“I’m getting back to my old roots.”
“I don’t think you’re ever there. You never arrive, but if you do, you might as well quit because you’re already there. Can’t get any better. And as players, if you ever have that moment — you should never have that moment. You’re always trying to get better.”
“If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?”
“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”
“You can play from the wrong position for a long time with good hands, but eventually it’s going to catch up with you.”
“I don’t get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me.”
“Family’s first. That’s the way it was when I was growing up. My family, my mom and dad were always there, they were always present for me. And that’s what I am with my kids now.”
“No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.”
“I’m trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don’t go your way, and that’s the way things go.”
“I am the toughest golfer mentally.”
“I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.”
“The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that’s how I look at my life. I will be a better golfer, I will be a better person, I will be a better father, I will be a better husband, I will be a better friend. That’s the beauty of tomorrow.”