An upcoming book by Tiger Woods' former coach Steve Haney claims Tiger considered giving up the clubs to become a Navy SEAL.
"Wow, here is Tiger Woods, greatest athlete on the planet, maybe the greatest athlete ever, right in the middle of his prime, basically ready to leave it all behind for a military life," Haney writes.
Haney writes that Tiger did four days of training with the Army Special Operations unit in 2004, including parachute jumps, hand-to-hand combat excercises, distance runs wearing combat boots and wind tunnel drills, according to another excerpt posted on the Orlando Sentinel website.
Tiger's agent, Mark Steinberg, dismisses the book to the Orlando Sentinel, calling it "armchair psychology."
Tiger's father was a former Green Beret.
“Because of his father, it’s no secret that Tiger has always had high respect for the military,” Steinberg said in the statement to the Sentinel.