I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for getting paid for doing what you love.
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That's why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.
I don't know if I even have an aura, man. I just try to win.
I am the toughest golfer mentally.
A child born to a black mother in a state like Mississippi.. Has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.
The thing is, you see all the money that's available out there. I see where am I going to play. I have no place to play yet. I'm not exempt. I have no security. So if I don't turn pro and I don't make it out here, where am I going to go? Nike? Hooters? Asia? Anywhere but here, I guess.
That's what I did, same way as last year. We have tapes going back to '84. You know, we have tapes of all of the majors just for review's sake. It's also fun looking at the fashions back in those days, you know, all of the frills and bell bottoms.
I'm trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don't go your way, and that's the way things go.
No matter how good you get you can always get better and that's the exciting part
One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
I think it's an honor to be a role model to one person or maybe more than that. If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about.
If you can't laugh at yourself, then who can you laugh at?
My main focus is on my game.