I was reading in Yahoo news about how Tiger Woods was obsessed with Navy SEAL training and how he was shot with a rubber bullet in a SEAL training exercise east of San Diego.

From Yahoo News

The 36-year-old professional golfer, who secretly yearned to join the military, was running around shooting targets in the mock urban combat zone when he was caught by a round.

“I screwed up. In a real mission I probably would have gotten some of my squad killed,” the Daily Mail quoted Woods as telling his former swing coach Hank Haney.

Haney claims that the incident showed the depth of Woods’ obsession with becoming a Navy SEAL…..

Navy SEALs Don’t Use Rubber Bullets

To clear things up, the training bullet was most likely a Simunition Round (we don’t use rubber bullets), and yes, it hurts like hell to get shot with one of those bad boys.  It should hurt even more in my opinion, this would drive home the importance of NOT getting shot.


And I wouldn’t call it an “obsession”, I’d call it a bit of soul searching.  After all, Tiger lost his father, and his dad was cut from the cloth of Special Operations. Why wouldn’t he be curious about it? I’m sure his father used lessons learned as a Special Forces soldier and helped Tiger apply these very same lessons to his golf game.