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Tiger Woods: Navy SEAL? It almost happened

  • New book says Tiger Woods thought about leaving golf to become Navy SEAL
  • Check out six jobs we'd love to see Tiger do
  • No, golf coach is not on the list
Tiger Woods: Navy SEAL? It almost happened

Imagine Tiger Woods as a Navy SEAL. It almost happened, according to a book by the famed golfer’s former swing coach.

In “The Big Miss,” author Hank Haney says Woods considered leaving the golf green for the elite armed forces team at the height of his career because of immense pressure to succeed. Tiger was the opposite of happy about the revelation.

Eldrick’s lack of enthusiasm aside, we think it is great idea for him think about other career opportunities. Planning for a second career takes a lot of forethought. Luckily for Woods, we’ve compiled seven jobs we’d love to see him tackle in a post-golf era. His skill set is great for these gigs:

Relationship Counselor

Don’t judge. If there’s one thing Tiger knows and knows well, it’s how the mind of a cheating spouse operates. Who better to give advice to struggling couples? The history-making golfer can help partners recognize signs of trouble ahead. He may not have been able to salvage his own marriage, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t save yours.

Private Investigator

Having been under media scrutiny as long at Tiger Woods has, he’s got to have some tricks for getting information others cannot find. Put those talents to good use.

Fitness Instructor

Tiger Woods is in great shape. He’s spent the better part of his life excelling in a sport. If he can do that for himself, what can he do for you? At the very least, he’d give you killer biceps.

Sports Reporter

Tiger Woods isn’t known for his abundance of interviews or love of answering reporters’ questions. So, maybe he’d be great on the other side of the microphone. Maybe he’d be more empathetic. Perhaps he’d use the opportunity to get back at people and be the toughest interviewer we’ve ever seen. Either way, we’d watch.

Reality TV Show Talent Judge

Everyone else is doing it. Why can’t Tiger Woods? Years ago few people would have put Jennifer Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres or Nicole Scherzinger atop a list of potential talent show judges. But they all made the roster. Give Tiger a chance! Potential catchphrases: "Your performance was a hole-in-one." Or, "Your rendition made me want to crawl in a bunker."

Rap Star

Tiger Woods seems super-reserved to us. It would be great if he broke out of that shell and went all NWA-circa-the-early-'90s. We can see it. Tiger acts as a hype man. Tiger spits out legendary rhymes -- almost always utilizing golf references. “I’m the coolest thing you’ve ever seen. I’m the master of the 18th green.” OK. It needs work. But he’ll get there.

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