Tiger -do your kids get it?

hangontighthangontight Members Posts: 543 ✭✭
My son is almost 8. He likes Tiger OK, it seems...sort of, I guess. But it’s impossoble for him to understand the bigger picture....no matter how much I try to explain or how many Tiger highlights I show him. Do your kids like him? Do they get it?

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  • tbrumbeloe13tbrumbeloe13 GeorgiaMembers Posts: 702 ✭✭
    I'm 18, and while I feel like I understand it pretty well, I still would've liked to have seen him play in the early 2000s. I got started in golf when I was 5 or 6, so I sort of knew that he was the big name guy, but I didn't quite understand why, except that he won a lot. I was really getting into playing more and taking more lessons around the Thanksgiving incident. That was kinda hard to watch, even though I didn't understand everything that went on. Since then I've really become an even bigger fan of him on the course I think. Just to watch him come back from everything, to play like he has been lately, has been really cool. And to see him be more friendly with media and fans has been great, as well as putting a bigger focus on his family. I'm not sure how people would think of him if he still acted the way he did before all the incidents. I can't say I agree with everything he's done, but it certainly seems like he has a greater appreciation for those around him and those that support him. I help teach younger juniors at my course, and I can tell that most of them don't understand Tiger that well. It's hard for me to imagine that.
  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,713 ✭✭
    13 and 15 year old golfers. Girl and boy. They could care less. They don't even care about Fowler and neither one could pick YJS or Lidia Ko out of a line up. Woods and Wie they would recognize, that's about it. They don't watch golf on TV. They do, however know and study intimate details about their regular opponents in their school matches.

    To be fair, you kinda have to know who Jack and Sam are to really get the perspective and appreciate what he doing.
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,839 ClubWRX
    All my kid talked about during his uskids tourney was if Tiger was winning and if he had a chance to win the fedex cup. Tiger is his favorite player next to DJ of course.
  • BertGABertGA Members Posts: 277 ✭✭
    My daughter was shocked to learn that less than half of her 4th grade class had ever heard of Tiger.
  • cellywrattcellywratt Members Posts: 30 ✭✭
    My boy is 6 and absolutely loves Tiger, he's really started getting into golf this year and I've told him about how great Tiger was/is and how his injuries may have meant he potentially wouldn't play again. We've watched a lot of YouTube clips and the champions series on Netflix. For me growing up Tiger was a huge reason I got into golf and why I love watching the sport. It's awesome to be able to share his comeback with him and hopefully Tiger will continue to inspire the next generation coming through. Also a great lesson that we all go through tough times in sport and it's important how we react and come back from times of trouble and adversity.
  • JonnyGolf2012JonnyGolf2012 Members Posts: 7 ✭✭
    Tiger is the reason why my son started playing golf. He saw at age 3 Tiger playing on television and started practicing for himself.



    Tiger is his greatest idol
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,059 ✭✭
    My 13 year old could care less about Tiger. I am not a Tiger fan, but appreciate what he did for the game. I watched the last 3 holes or so on Sunday because I understood the significance of what was going on. We played a practice round down south and didn't get home until around 4:30. My kid went to his room to play Fortnite because he really didn't care that Tiger was going to get a win. Had it been JT, DJ, Spieth, Jason Day, or Rory he would have probably watched. My wife had to pull him out of the room to see the commotion on the last hole with all of the fans. His comment was "Cool" then went back to his room.
  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19 Members Posts: 356 ✭✭
    Wet took the kids to the TPC this year and they got to witness things for themselves. Tiger was paired with Spieth and the crowds were insane. As soon as Tiger finished putting, the crowd would all leave Spieth behind and head for the next hole. My son was amazed at how everyone just left and I pointed out that this is how big Tiger Woods is. Up until this point, Spieth was the biggest draw out there and people were just leaving him like he was a nobody. That really put things into perspective for my kids.
  • kcapkcap Members Posts: 157 ✭✭
    My 11 yr old is a big Tiger fan.. was quite pumped to see him win, has watched all his old famous shot on Youtube. Similar to Kekoa, he was more concerned about Tiger's score on Sunday than his tourney. On the drive back, he streamed the holes and was ecstatic with win #80.



    Truth be told, I think he loves every golfer but do not know why he is that obsessed with Tiger.
  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    My kid could care less. He thinks Jack is the GOAT and AP was the coolest golfer to play the game.
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    edited Sep 25, 2018 #12
    And he was playing Fortnite Sunday as well while I watched the win.



    400% XP boost has a bigger draw for 8-13 yo than Tiger.
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  • propredicrpropredicr Members Posts: 272
    I had to wake my 11 yo up to watch the first tee shot on SUN, as he was tired from his tourney on SAT. I didn’t want him to miss history being made. He understood the significance of the event and what Tiger’s return to excellence means for golf, and more importantly, the life lesson of never giving up (probably tired of me repeating it😝.



    Fortunately, he’s a student of the game and enjoys reading and learning about the history of golf.



    His swing coach is a past Major champ, so, we get to hear some great stories. He’s seen all the Tiger, Jack, AP, old videos and biographies on GC. He even has a replica shadowbox of Tiger’s 1997 Master Cobra driver/records set on that day, on his wall, next to his own trophies😂.



    After the first couple holes my kid turned on his iPad, put on his headphones, and tuned out. I had to keep reminding him to watch; because he has never seen Tiger win, live! He was surprised that all the young guns, the only players that he has really known in his lifetime, were beaten so handily.



    When he finally looked up from the iPad and saw the gallery swarm on 18, he experienced (in his lifetime) what I had been talking about. Awesome event to share with my boy!



  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,309 ClubWRX
    We played on Sunday with a father and his 8 year old son. As we were waiting on a tee, I asked who was his favorite golfer. As he was dressed in Puma with Cobra clubs he of course said Ricky. I asked him what he thought of Tiger and he said he liked him but he never saw him win like Ricky. Kind of an irony in there.
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,821 ✭✭
    My kid is 13 and rarely watches televised golf with me. With Tiger in contention recently, he's been very interested. He discovered Tiger highlights on youtube on his own and would ask me all about him. Seems to understand the significance of this win. Was pretty cool watching Tiger win with him next to me on the couch. "Dad, is that a tear in your eye?!?!"
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,059 ✭✭


    Wet took the kids to the TPC this year and they got to witness things for themselves. Tiger was paired with Spieth and the crowds were insane. As soon as Tiger finished putting, the crowd would all leave Spieth behind and head for the next hole. My son was amazed at how everyone just left and I pointed out that this is how big Tiger Woods is. Up until this point, Spieth was the biggest draw out there and people were just leaving him like he was a nobody. That really put things into perspective for my kids.




    Took my kid to the Honda. Went to watch Tiger and he said "This is boring. Let's go watch JT."
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,059 ✭✭
    Belmont148 wrote:


    My kid could care less. He thinks Jack is the GOAT and AP was the coolest golfer to play the game.




    I agree.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,106 ✭✭

    Belmont148 wrote:


    My kid could care less. He thinks Jack is the GOAT and AP was the coolest golfer to play the game.




    I agree.


    My kid knows who Jack and Arnie are through me. However, he knows exactly who Tiger is and knows what he's done for golf. There are only a few guys that have legendary status in our game. My son knows Tiger is one of them. But he likes Jordan Spieth as well. LOL
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  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,378 ✭✭
    I'm 43 ... I don't get it.
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    tbowles411 wrote:


    Belmont148 wrote:


    My kid could care less. He thinks Jack is the GOAT and AP was the coolest golfer to play the game.




    I agree.


    My kid knows who Jack and Arnie are through me. However, he knows exactly who Tiger is and knows what he's done for golf. There are only a few guys that have legendary status in our game. My son knows Tiger is one of them. But he likes Jordan Spieth as well. LOL




    We are the opposite. He discovered Jack and Arnie on his own by reading about golf at 6-7, and from his coach. My screen name on some other platforms is Pingman1997, (most GolWRX'rs should know what this means,) if that tells you anything about who I followed as a kid. Even with me talking about Tiger the past 5 + years he just never saw it. Even this weekend, he didn't see it, and could care less. I enjoyed it though.
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    Man, Phil is looking rough. He was in shape for a while there.
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  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 232 ✭✭
    edited Sep 26, 2018 #22
    My 8 year old son was at the Tour Championship, on Sunday, 15 yards away from Tiger when he hit the bunker shot on 8. He completely understands. His comments and insight on seeing him play have been really impressive to me. I was sadly not with him as he was with his junior golf group. He was excited to see his favorite players Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau but he recognized that seeing Tiger Woods play, and specifically on that day, was something very important and special.
    Just a father and son on a journey together through golf....
  • thekingsollythekingsolly Members Posts: 164 ✭✭
    it cost me 60$ in 2 Tiger daphne headcovers this weekend for my 9 year old!!! enough said. He LOVES T Dub.
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  • wlmwlm Members Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Tiger came out to the range at the Jr Ryder Cup on Wednesday and met all the players and spoke to them. I think he really solidified some young fans in that setting.
  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 698 ✭✭
    My daughter is only 8 but only knows one golfer. Tiger Woods. She came unglued when he won. She asked me recently if we could go meet him. Hopefully he comes to Dell Match play in Austin next year that would be about the best I could do for the young fan.
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