A MAMMAL BY ANY OTHER NAME: TIGER WOODS NAVY SEAL

Published on: February 29, 2012
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A MAMMAL BY ANY OTHER NAME: TIGER WOODS NAVY SEAL

New book: disgraced putter TIGER WOODS had secret training to be a NAVY seal.

Woods’ former coach writes that the duffer went on secret training exercises to become a Navy SEAL, and seriously considered giving up his 18 hole career.

Woods went on dozens of trips to naval bases across the country in preparation to become a candidate for the elite commando unit.

His preparation included parachuting as much as 10 times a day and training in “self defense, urban warfare simulations and shooting,” Hank Haney, Woods’ former coach, wrote in “The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods” which was leaked in Golf Digest.

Haney wrote in the book that he tried to dissuade Tiger out of his delusional plan, as the SEALs have a mandatory age limit of 28.

“It’s not a problem,” Woods responded.

“They’re making a special age exemption for me,” said Woods, who had turned 29 in 2005.

Tiger probably could’ve used the extended training to fend off wife livid Elin Nordegren who flipped when The ENQUIRER first exposed his serial cheating.