Will Tiger Woods Join The Navy SEALS?
Did Tiger Woods train with the Navy SEALS? Does he want to quit golf to join the elite fighting unit?
A SEAL spokesman told FOXSports.com that Woods has visited the Naval Special Warfare Center on Coronado Island near San Diego “on a couple of occasions.”
Woods’ former coach says in an upcoming book, “The Big Miss,” that the golfer was obsessed with becoming a SEAL and undertook “a program that approximated the training for a Navy SEAL candidate” as a sort of dry run.
The former coach writes that when he told Woods — whose father was a special forces soldier in Vietnam — that SEALs can’t be older than 28, Woods responded that they would make a special exemption for him.
The SEAL spokesman said there has never been discussions about him joining the Navy, but it is common to give high-profile visitors tours of the training facility.
Woods’ agent has protested the account, saying the former coach is twisting Tiger’s admiration for the warriors into something negative.