Tiger Woods Reveals His Unbelievable Former Daily Routine

Woods revealed the incredible daily practice routine he followed in his heyday

Tiger Woods during round three of the 2020 Masters
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You often hear that Tiger Woods changed the game of golf forever. Whether that be prize money, TV and media coverage and, of course, fitness. Woods was one of the first golfers to truly become an athlete.

And he revealed just what his daily routine entailed last year at the Genesis Open. It's quite astounding.

Woods said: "JT was asking me this on a flight, 'What did you used to do when you were about my age?'

"Well, I used to get up in the morning, run four miles. Then I'd go to the gym do my lift.

"Then I'd hit balls for two or three hours. I'd go play.

"Come back, work on my short game. I'd go run another four more miles.

"And then if anyone wanted to go and play basketball or tennis, I'd go and play basketball or tennis.

"That was my daily routine. I'm not doing any of that now," Woods laughed.

Watch the 15-time Major champion describe his former daily routine here:

Riviera was the site of his first ever PGA Tour start back in 1992 at the age of 16. He used to attend the tournament, known as the Nissan Los Angeles Open back then, with his father. He also tried to qualify for the tournament at the age of 15, but came up just short.

It's one of the few venues on the PGA Tour schedule that Woods hasn't won at during his esteemed career. His last victory came at the ZOZO Championship in 2019, the same year that he won his most recent Major at The Masters.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV