Stern-faced Tiger Woods explains one of his most viral clips ever

Tiger Woods has explained the viral clip in which he left the 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler absolutely perplexed.

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Fri, 3 Nov 2023
Stern-faced Tiger Woods explains one of his most viral clips ever

Tiger Woods has been leaving golf fans speechless since the age of two. 

But perhaps one of the funniest moments where Woods left someone dumbfounded came in early 2023.

We are talking, of course, about the time Woods, 47, left Scottie Scheffler absolutely perplexed in a conversation about taking divots. 

So bewildered was the 2022 Masters champion he actually couldn't say anything. His facial expression told the story. 

That was after a short conversation.

Scheffler said: "Hey, what's with the no divots?"

"What?" Woods said. "Why do you take a divot? I'm just picking it.

"Do you do that always when you're warming up?" Scheffler replied. 

"Uh-huh," Woods said. "When I'm swinging well, I don't take divots."

Remind yourself of the moment here:

We haven't heard Woods elaborate on the viral moment until now. 

He's currently in Mexico as the PGA Tour plays on one of his courses for the very first time. 

The TaylorMade content team managed to grab a word and asked the hall of famer to explain what he meant. 

He explained: "It was actually hard for me to take a divot when I was hitting it really well.

"At that time, early 2000s, mid-2000s, even late 90s, my natural shot was a draw. So obviously, with the draw, you're not going to be swinging that left, you're not going to be that steep.

"I didn't take a lot of divots. I would stand there for an entire day and you couldn't really see where I was hitting golf balls at. Especially with long irons and anything up. Just because I was hitting draws."

Woods said it would have been different had he been hitting 'punch cuts'. "But by natural shot was a draw," he said. 

Watch the explainer here:

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