Originally created 03/17/04

Private Woods?



LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Playing in the Masters Tournament might seem like a vacation compared to what Tiger Woods has planned after his week in Augusta - training with the Army.

Woods said Tuesday he will take part in four days of military training at Fort Bragg, N.C., before holding a junior golf clinic April 16 at the army base. Woods' father, Earl, was a Green Beret during the Vietnam War.

"It's an honor to walk in my father's footsteps by training with the servicemen and women at Fort Bragg," Woods said.

Woods and Mark O'Meara spent about two hours on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf two weeks ago when they played in the Dubai Desert Classic.

The Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf Clinic will feature personal golf instruction for 75 children of Fort Bragg soldiers. The children will be selected from two junior golf programs.