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Tiger Woods' Late-Night Poker Habits Raise Concerns

Last Updated: July, 8 2024
Tiger Woods' Late-Night Poker Habits Raise Concerns

Tiger Woods was spotted playing in a high-stakes poker game in Las Vegas late into the night this past Tuesday. While the poker itself was legal, some questions are being raised about how activities like this could impact Woods' golf career and the sport's image.


Woods is still recovering from leg injuries suffered in a car accident last year. He's hoping to make a comeback to professional competition. However, late nights and the stress of big money gambling don't really fit with the meticulous training and lifestyle of most pro athletes, especially Woods.


The TGR Foundation - host of an annual poker tournament - has raised $22million since 1998


ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins pointed this out. He said at Tiger's age, preserving his health as he tries another comeback should be the priority. Late nights gambling don't seem like the smartest things to be doing. Golf is already emotionally taxing - does he really need that kind of extra optional stress?


Others defended Woods, noting the poker event was for charity so likely more low-key than a typical Vegas gambling scene. As a legendary champion, they argue, he's earned the right to decide how to spend his personal time.


Woods' representatives declined to comment. His training schedule and competitive plans for the coming months haven't been revealed yet. Fans and the golf world will no doubt be watching closely to see if Tiger's Vegas poker habits have any visible impact as he aims to return to tournament play.


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With a background in digital media and a passion for golf culture, Emily scours the internet and PGA/LPGA tour circuits for the most entertaining, shocking, and bizarre stories about professional golfers. She is skilled at curating viral golf content, from Instagram antics to tournament controversies, and turning them into shareable, humorous articles. Her readers appreciate her ability to find the fun and humor in the world of elite golf.

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