Tiger Woods Once Recalled a Valuable Piece of Advice Which Denver Broncos Quarterback Gave Him

Published 09/08/2022, 6:30 AM EDT
MEDINAH, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 13: Tiger Woods of the USA in action during practice for the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club on August 13, 2019 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods is a legendary golfer, and people love him. The PGA Tour member has had many difficulties in his life and career. He couldn’t contribute much to golf because of his injuries. The fan-favorite golfer was going through a rough patch for years, and his game had a downfall.


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But he could pull through it because of the advice a Denver Broncos Quarterback and several other athletes gave him. It helped Tiger Woods during the difficult times. He revealed it in an emotional interview with TIMES.


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The rough patch Tiger Woods faced

The 14-time major champion could not contribute much to the sport since 2008. He has had many back injuries, which led to multiple surgeries. After Tiger Woods once underwent the back surgery, there was no surety of when he would return to action on the court. 


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During the interview with TIMES , he also discussed the impacts of injuries on his life and game. He had revealed he had started walking and walked for 10 minutes only on the beach. After that, he would return home and lie on the couch or bed. During his hard times, he didn’t even watch a game. 

Golf matches would play on the TV only when one of his friends was taking a shot. That was the only exception. He particularly enjoyed watching Jason Day play. However, he would watch it on mute.

The helpful advice

In 2015, Woods wanted to get back in court and take a swing. Competing at a high level was also on his list. But his kids were a priority too. As a father, he had a different perspective on life. But as an athlete, not knowing what was going on was quite frustrating.

He told ‘TIME Magazine’ he had talked to many athletes undergoing the same phase. They told him how unpredictable injuries can be.

“With a joint, you know. With a nerve, you just don’t know,” explained Woods.


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Tiger Woods reacts after playing a shot from the second tee during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. | Courtesy: Reuters Images

The advice was simple and true. You really cannot know about an injury and what is going on with it. It is pretty unpredictable. He said, “I’ve talked to [Denver Broncos quarterback] Peyton [Manning] about his neck and what he’s going through. It’s tough as athletes, when you just don’t know.”

Therefore, getting advice from several athletes, including the quarterback, helped Woods deal with it.


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Today, Tiger Woods has pulled through and risen like a shining star. He is doing good and working hard to support the PGA Tour through his venture TGL.



Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu