Recently Tiger Woods secured his place in golfing history by winning this past Masters tournament. But there's a secret to Woods' recent success that few know about: sake.

It seems that last month, Tiger was in a bit of a slump. After the first day of the Bay Bridge Invitational, Tiger stood at 71, wading in a quagmire of mediocrity down in 35th place.

According to an article in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun on March 20, Tiger left the course without saying a word to the media. That evening, with close friend and fellow pro golfer Mark O'Meara, Tiger went out and relaxed with a drink or two of nihonshu.