Tiger Woods Trained for 13 Hours a Day: Here’s a Breakdown of His Vigorous Routine

Published 11/15/2021, 7:25 AM EST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 16: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 13th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational on February 16, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)


Starting his career in the 90s, Tiger Woods has been a part of professional golf for over two decades now. While the PGA Tour legend is currently sidelined after his car crash in February, Woods has spent his fair amount of time working out and getting ready for the course. Back in 2018, Woods’ former trainer spoke about his schedule years ago, and how much time he spent training.

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Up until the Masters last year, Woods was dealing with multiple health issues. However, the 45-year-old has given in his own share of training when he was young. Let’s take a look at what his former trainer Hank Haney had to say about Woods and his routine.

BETHESDA, MD – JUNE 26: Tiger Woods walks to the 10th hole green with his children Sam and Charlie during the final round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club (Blue) on June 26, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

How long did Tiger Woods train for when younger?

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In an older interview, Haney spoke about Woods and his extensive workout schedule. The 15-time major winner apparently worked for 13 hours a day, which were not uncommon hours for the star.

The now-45-year-old would start at 6:00 AM, and then do a two-hour session on swings and more. He would then play nine holes, break for lunch, and then play nine holes again. Woods would continue training till 6:00 PM, after which he’d engage in his second workout before dinner.

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Sometimes, Woods would also go for a run in the morning to change things up. He would also play basketball or tennis if anyone was there to play with him.

“He knew he was paying a price that not many people would pay, and that gives you an edge mentally,” Haney said. “He walked to the first tee every week knowing he wasn’t going to run across many players who had outworked him.”

Of course, Woods no longer works out like that.

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ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 11: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 15th hole during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

When will Woods be back?

As per certain reports, Woods can finally make a public appearance at the Hero World Challenge. If he does, it is going to be his first public appearance in a long time. Additionally, his yacht was apparently seen arriving in Albany, where the event is taking place. The 82-time PGA Tour winner, however, does not travel in his yacht, and only stays in it.

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Having said that, one can only hope for a speedy recovery for Woods.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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