Tiger Woods, the 15-time major champion, has been waking up at 1 a.m. or 6 a.m. local time in Northern Ireland these days not for any other activities but for training purposes. During such an hour most on the Eastern seaboard are buried in their REMs cycles while Tiger is wide awake.
The golfing world heads across the Atlantic Ocean to Royal Portrush and the 148th Open Championship later this month. The unique training strategy with ten days before the first round is of great importance to Woods to adjust to the time-Zone change. The time difference means Woods will have his body ready for an optimal performance earlier in the day.
The 15-time major champ primary purpose of being awake at such an hour is to prepare for the time change. Nike, a longtime sponsor of Woods, posted on Instagram a story with Woods speaking into the camera, time-stamped at 1 a.m. Woods says into the camera,
“It is now 1 a.m. here on the East Coast. Why am I doing this right now? Because it is now 6 a.m. at Royal Portrush, I will be playing the Open Championship there, and to be prepared for the time change I’m getting up.”
According to Woods, if you want to succeed, get better, want to win or accomplish your objectives, it all starts with getting up early in the morning.