Tiger Woods can bench press 315 pounds, as of 2010. A fitness trainer notes that Woods' workout resembles one for an NFL player and that he is very strong for his size. However, in a 2007 interview, Woods stated that at that time he did not do bench presses and did not work his chest often.Continue Reading
Woods is among the most successful golfers in history and has broken many records. As of 2014, he is one of the highest-earning athletes in the world. He began his professional career in 1996. In 1997, he won the Masters by 12 strokes and took home $486,000. He also reached a top world ranking in 1997.
During the 2000s, Woods had a major impact on the sport of golf and was typically the top player in the world. During 2009 and 2010, he was embroiled in a scandal in which he admitted infidelity with a number of women. His game appeared to suffer, and his ranking fell to number 58 as of 2011. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2013 and regained his top ranking through May 2014.
He has broken many records, including being the number-one player for the most weeks in a row. He has won PGA Player of the Year 11 times and has won the most money of any professional player in 10 seasons.Learn more about Athletes
Texan Paul "Tiny" Meeker holds the bench press world record. At the Cajun Hardcore Powerlifting event in Buena, Texas on December 14, 2013, Meeker's lift of 1,102 pounds made him the only man in the world to officially break the 1,100-pound mark. The lift eclipsed the previous record of 1,075 pounds set by American Ryan Kennelly in 2008.Full Answer >
Tiger Woods suffered mentally, socially, professionally, and economically by the cheating scandal. The discovery of the scandal destabilized Tiger Woods mentally, affected his family life and affected his ability to compete professionally.Full Answer >
The current bench press record holder as of 2015, Kirill Sarychev, benched 739 pounds to overtake Eric Spoto's then-record 722 pounds. Prior to Spoto, Scott Mendelson had spent more than a decade as the record holder.Full Answer >
A 16-year-old male, that weighs 175 pounds, has an ideal maximum bench press of 262.5 pounds, according to Men's Health Lists. This calculation is based on 1.5 x 175 pounds. Males are considered to be of sound upper-body strength if they are able to bench press 1.5 times their body weight.Full Answer >