Will Tiger Woods’ Masters Win Inspire Kelly Slater Towards A 12th World Title?
“There are a lot of guys who are more talented than Tiger nowadays … he just took his experience and he was calm and worked through it and just trusted himself.” – Kelly Slater
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Tiger Woods just won his fifth Masters at the age of 43, taking out a young and dangerous field with veteran tactics, Woods showed the world that experience still matters, and Kelly Slater got jazzed!
Woods once again reclaimed his spot on top of the golf world, but did he give Slater the blueprint to a win at Bells, and the inspiration for a 12th World Title?
Bells Beach is notably one of the trickier lineups on tour, a wave where positioning is crucial, and experience will go far.
The following is an excerpt from a recent interview with 9 World Wide of Sports.
“It’s big and I think I forget it sometimes,” Slater said.
“That’s why the timing was so good, for me to see Tiger do that this week.
“I have people telling me every single day ‘it’s time for you to retire’ … it’s funny, because that’s what people think about themselves deep down inside.”
Slater is coming off a round two elimination on the Gold Coast in the opening round of the World Surf League, so Woods’ example is also timely.
“That guy probably has more pressure on him from more angles than maybe any athlete has had, ever,” Slater said.
“He’s probably also the most hated guy by women of all time, because it (Woods’ marriage breakup) was so public.
“He’s a guy who’s in a rare position in life, that not many people understand, and there’s no blueprint for him.
“There are a lot of guys who are more talented than Tiger nowadays … he just took his experience and he was calm and worked through it and just trusted himself.
“I’m going to draw a lot of inspiration from that this week, for sure.”
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