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14-year-old Tiger Woods talking about racism in golf is fascinating

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Throughout his golfing career, Tiger Woods has often faced adversity regarding his race. With golf having a long history as a predominantly white and upper-class sport, Woods, who is partially of African American heritage, faced types of discrimination from an early age.

The video above surfaced recently by For The Win -- an interview with Woods in 1990 at the age of 14 -- details exactly just how aware he was of his situation, and how he planned on using that to drive him to success.

"Every time I go to a major country club I can always feel it. Always sense it. People always staring at me. 'What are you doing here? You shouldn't be here.' When I go to Texas or Florida you always feel it. They say 'What are you doing here? You're not supposed to be here.' And that's probably because that's where all the slavery was."


Woods foreshadowed his success to an extent, comparing his potential impact to that of Michael Jordan's in basketball. "Since I'm black it might be even bigger than Jack Nicklaus. I might be even bigger than him," he said. "I may be like a sort of Michael Jordan in basketball."



Woods, who will turn 40 on Dec. 30, seems to be in the twilight of his golf career after battling several injuries over recent years -- which makes this look back to his amateur days all the more intriguing.

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Watch the FOX Sports crew discuss Woods' future on the tour:
Will Tiger Woods Ever Win Again?

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