"If you want to succeed, it all starts with getting up early in the morning."
Tiger Woods is qualified to talk about sporting greatness and the sacrifices required to make it possible. His 81 PGA Tour victories and 15 major titles confirm that.
And it's for that very reason that his crazy Open preparations are of such interest.
The 43-year-old has not played a tournament since the US Open finished almost a month ago. The decision to take such a long spell away from the game ahead of the Open Championship at Portrush has been much talked about.
Last week Padraig Harrington suggested that whoever lifts the Claret Jug will have played the Irish Open or the Scottish Open in the build-up the year's final major.
Instead, he's staying Stateside while preparing his body for the time zone switch ahead of his arrival on the north coast.
The Masters champion posted a social media video, time-stamped at 1am, to explain his preparations for Portrush.
"Hey Nike, it's Tiger. Wake up!" he says. "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 in order to be prepared for the time change I'm getting up.
"If you want to succeed, if you want to get better, if you want to win, if you want to accomplish your goals, it all starts with getting up early in the morning. Have a great day!"
Woods has said that he will arrive in Portrush early in order to familiarise himself with the course.
David Feherty, the Northern Irish golfing pundit famous throughout the US, has claimed that any inclement weather may hamper Woods' chances of drawing within two of Jack Nicklaus' major record of 18.
“I think a good deal of it will depend upon the weather, which I suspect being from there may not be great," Feherty said. "We may get some real Open Championship weather. Personally, I kind of hope we do. There’s something traditional or special about playing golf in bad weather. And Tiger typically is not renowned as a bad weather player.
"I don’t know what sort of shape his back is in for that kind of thing, but I know Freddy (Couples) suffered with it over the years. But the only mistake I’ve ever made about Tiger Woods is underestimating him. He’s an unknown quantity at the moment.”