Tiger Woods was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week, and, as with anything featuring Tiger, it was more compelling than entertaining. Woods is not the most naturally extroverted man, and parts of the interview were a bit awkward - including one cringe-worthy dead-end about fishing - but he couldn't help continuing to be one of the most interesting men in sport.
After a number of false dawns stretched his period of absence to 14 months, Woods confirmed the date of his comeback: December 1st at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, a tournament he is hosting.
Most interesting, however, was his revealing what he has been up to during his extended injury lay-off. He has grown addicted to Call of Duty, which he plays for eight hours a day:
So I applied my same intensity and my craft, my focus to Call of Duty. Don’t laugh! I would spend eight hours a day, I would get a 30-minute lunch break, I would be in my reclined grandpa chair, playing, and then I thought I was good, cause I got through the campaigns, no big deal. And then I went online. And when seven-year-olds are beating you from around the world … humbling.
This will come as no surprise to anybody who has read this extraordinary ESPN article about Woods. Woods has had an obsession with the military, and has spent time training with the Navy SEALS, frequently joining them for sky-diving trips.
Woods also told Colbert of what motivates him to keep on working hard and practising: every time he works hard, he hears his dad's voice, telling him that "you get out what you put in". Woods revealed he thinks of the late Earl Woods "every day".
Watch it below: