Tiger’s feeling loose ahead of the Presidents Cup.
In an interview Tuesday with Triple M’s “Hot Breakfast,” an Australian radio show, Tiger Woods was asked what he plans to do after he retires and if he had any tips for struggling golfers.
In regard to his plans after retirement, Woods said he plans to spend as much time outside as possible.
“For me, it’ll be simple,” Woods said. “I love spearfishing. I love being in the water, I love hunting. I like going on hunting trips, fishing trips and diving trip so to me, just being out in nature is the (expletive) ultimate best.”
The f-bomb drew a surprised, wide-eyed reaction from both talk show hosts, Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy.
“I don’t like being around a lot of people in that regard,” Woods continued. “I like to be out in nature because that’s what I grew up, that’s what I do, golf is always out in nature so for me, that’s the ultimate best.”
As for when retirement might be, Woods didn’t say when, but the 43-year-old did say there’s one advantage to playing into his 50s.
“I think the golden carrot of getting out there when I’m 50 is getting a cart, right?” Woods said, which was met by laughter from Anderson and Darcy.
Woods, who recorded his 82nd PGA Tour victory at the Zozo Championship in October, was also asked in the interview if he had any advice for new or struggling golfers. The 15-time major winner encouraged golfers to start small.
“To get better, I would say more than anything try to make little swings and build up, make bigger swings but hit the ball in the middle of the face,” Woods said. “That’s something I stress with every single junior golfer and every amateur, start with a little pitch shot 10 yards, and then 20, 30. Work your way out and try to hit the ball in the middle of the face.
“If you can find the middle of the face consistently, your game is going to improve by so many shots, you’re going to enjoy the game so much more, but if you can’t find the middle of the face it’s going to be quite frustrating, and this game is frustrating enough.”
The entire interview with Woods including his thoughts on the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne can be heard below.