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Tiger Woods: Inspiring Youth – Rolex Rendezvous

Tiger Woods: Inspiring Youth – Rolex Rendezvous


Tiger Woods
Inspiring Youth What pressure is it to be a golf icon to kids? I mean kids who wanna play and they look
up to Tiger Woods I mean is that a lot of
pressure when you play? No its not but I think it’s exciting that we are now
seeing a younger demographic come out to the game of golf. When I played high school golf golfers were looked down upon You weren’t cool,
“You play golf ?” Oh! But that’s now changing and I think what’s facilitated
it is obviously my participation in the game but also I think other athletes playing the game of golf, i.e the coolest athlete that we’ve ever seen in
my generation was Michael Jordan. All he does is play golf! And kids pick up on that and they say “hey you know if he’s doing that, you know maybe I should give it a try” I think that’s why you’re seeing so many
young kids now playing golf some of the young kids
out at golf tournaments and on top of that
there’s been a big switch at tour events to cater to families. Family packages, kids get
in free from twelve and under. We are trying to get
more youth involved in the game and in order to do that lets get them
inspired by coming out to Tour events and I think that’s what’s helped grow the game of golf at a younger age. Tell us about the Tiger Woods foundation. An incredible foundation that you’ve started,
launched for a few years now and it’s going extremely well. Great work, tell us about it. Well we’ve taken
underserved kids and given them hope but also the tools
to follow their dreams. Kids who learn, who go
through the programme, they learn the stem – science, technology,
engineering and math. We’ve seen some amazing results around the country and they’ve gone on
to Harvard, UCLA, SC, CAL. For a lot of these kids no one in
their family has ever gone to college and now they’re the first ones to ever go, To me, that’s incredible and if they wanna go
and become a golfer, so be it we’ll help them
in that regard as well but it’s not the end of all things
if you don’t become a golfer. Golf was down the list when I was
growing up as a kid it was always school came first. It’s one of the reasons
why I went to Stanford instead of other Universities it because school always came first and so we’ve done some
amazing things so far but we’re just getting started on this is now starting to get rolling. We’re starting to get some pretty good momentum so I’m very excited about that. Another Rolex Rendezvous


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