The Navy SEALs deny that Tiger Woods trained with them, and had no indication that he wanted to quit golf to join the elite fighting unit.
Capt. William Fenick told FOXSports.com that Woods had visited the Naval Special Warfare Center on Coronado Island, off the coast of San Diego, “on a couple of occasions” but not since 2006.Woods former coach, Hank Haney, says in an upcoming book, “The Big Miss,” that the golfer was obsessed with becoming a SEAL and undertook “a program that approximated the training for a Navy SEAL candidate.”
“The purpose was a sort of dry run to determine whether he could physically and mentally handle the demands, and if so, whether he wanted to go forward with actually becoming a Navy SEAL,” Haney writes.”To my knowledge, he did training in parachuting, self-defense, urban-warfare simulations and shooting.”Capt. Fenick characterized Woods visits to the SEALs base as “a walk and talk.”