Tiger’s “Surreal” Comeback Explained; What He Eats in A Day

These foods helped Tiger get back in championship form after years of physical and emotional pain 

| Tiger caps comeback by winning Tour Championship

| ESPN – The coronation could finally occur as Tiger Woods made his way to the 18th green Sunday, a remarkable scene as thousands of spectators engulfed him on his walk to victory while chanting and cheering his name as he was about to put the finishing touches on his 80th PGA Tour win.

The final round at East Lake was not easy, but it paled in comparison to the treacherous comeback Woods endured in recent years as he tried to recover from multiple back surgeries.

That beaming Woods smile and arms raised in triumph after the final tap-in suggested it was worth all the hardship … Read more. Image: Screenshot, ESPN; video.

How food plays into Tiger’s game

Stanford University –Disciplined eating habits have been important factor in Tiger Woods’s ability to maintain that lean and strong physique.

Q: How would you describe your diet?
A: I eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and chicken. I’ve also learned the importance of good hydration and how it can keep me focused on the golf course.

Q: During tournaments, is there any particular food that you eat?
A: I eat a mixture of fruits and nuts and occasionally a sandwich. I’ll drink Gatorade and water to stay hydrated.

Q: If you could have any meal for your birthday, what would it be?
A: Steak and fried potatoes, or salmon. I may splurge with a piece of cake or a fistful of candy.

Q: What words of wisdom would you offer those trying to eat well?
A: Make eating well a daily routine. When you see the results, you won’t want to go back to your old ways. Read more. 

TRIVIA QUESTION:

In 1994, Tiger Woods shared the Orange County High School Athlete of the Year Award with an athlete who went on to play seventeen seasons in the National Football League, setting dozens of records. Known primarily as a basketball player in high school, this retired star is considered virtually certain to be named to the NFL Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility next year. Name him; answer below. 

What Tiger eats

Is Good Nutrition for Golfers Necessary?

Topend Sports – Golf is just like any other sport; to maximize your performance you must be in top condition, and a good diet is an important aspect of this.

Eating the right foods is important for golfers to provide the energy to fuel your body during training and games, and for recovery afterwards. This is particularly important for those training and playing long hours on most days.

Some information provided on Tiger Woods official website gives us an insight into his typical daily routine and diet.

After an hour of cardio followed by an hour of weight training, he has a high protein/low-fat breakfast at 8.30am. This meal typically includes an egg-white omelet with vegetables. The morning is filled with golf practice and a round of 9 holes.

At 1.30 pm he has a high protein/low-fat lunch, which typically includes grilled chicken or fish, salad and vegetables. Another three-to-four hours on the golf course and some upper body weight training, before dinner at 7 pm.

There is no indication of what a typical evening meal may consist of, but judging by his other meals it is also probably high protein/low-fat. He also takes daily supplements for bone protection and nutritional support.

As for hydration, he drinks Gatorade during competition and long workouts to supplement carbohydrates and keep his fluids up.  Read more at Topend Sports.

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Trivia answer: Tony Gonzalez