Nov
23
2010
Tiger’s Most Recent Book Report
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Didn’t hear enough from Tiger Woods last week in his 24-hour media blitz? Well, lucky for you — he’s totally embraced social media! Tiger (or his people) published a new blog post on tigerwoods.com today. Covering everything from the Ryder Cup to the “next generation of players,” some flak he narrates his travels, insights and happenings in his life, not to mention compliments his peers, like Ryo Ishikawa (“He’s just a great kid”) and Matt Kuchar (“an unbelievable Ping Pong player”). Oh, and he hosted the Stanford men’s golf team at his house for a BBQ recently.

Then, of course, there’s his game (this sounds like a byte from any recent interview):

It just takes time to build. You just have to go piece by piece. Before, I couldn’t even do it on the driving range and now I can. Now, after working with Sean Foley, I can do it on the golf course sporadically, then it becomes more consistent. Eventually, it becomes a full 18 holes and beyond that, a full tournament.

Those pesky greens in Australia were slow, but the bunkering? Phenomenal!

I could just never gauge those greens in Australia because they were so much slower than anyone had envisioned a sandbelt course being. Everyone was surprised — it wasn’t just me. I love sandbelt courses, and they have probably the best bunkering on the entire planet.

Losing the No. 1 spot without actually saying it.

As for my golf game going forward, the drive is still the same: to win golf tournaments. I had a pretty good run at No. 1 — 281 consecutive weeks — but you only stay there if you win.

He’s supportive of the youth movement.

It’s good to see the next generation of players stepping up, because it’s great for the game. My generation was Ernie Els, Phil, Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh. Those are the guys I went head-to-head with. But regardless of age, my goal is to beat whoever is in the field.

And the bit about Stanford co-eds coming over for some burgers and a Q&A.

I recently hosted the Stanford men’s golf team for a barbecue at my house. They were in town to play in the Isleworth Invitational, and it’s become an annual event. It’s great to have the guys around and let them basically ask questions. It’s a lot of fun from both sides.

(Hey, any Stanford guys want to write an anonymous guest post about the experience? Email me!)

I think Tiger should stick to Twitter and we’d all (at least most of us) like to see him win next week.

(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)