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money.cnn.com, June 2009
Tiger Woods: Keep it simple
No. 1-ranked golfer
When I was young, maybe 6 or 7 years old, I'd play on the Navy golf course with my pop. Mydad would say, "Okay, where do you want to hit the ball?" I'd pick a spot and say I want to hitit there. He'd shrug and say, "Fine, then figure out how to do it." He didn't position my arm,adjust my feet, or change my thinking. He just said go ahead and hit the darn ball. My dad'sadvice to me was to simplify. He knew that at my age I couldn't digest all of golf's intricacies.He kept it simple: If you want to hit the ball to a particular spot, figure out a way to do it. Eventoday, when I'm struggling with my game, I can still hear him say, "Pick a spot and just hit it."When I'm making adjustments during a round, I know some of the television commentatorstheorize that I'm changing this or moving that, but really what I'm doing is listening to Pop.