"I think Tiger has done that so well for the last 15 years and that is something that I am going to try to do going forward."
Woods said he fully understands the pressures McIlroy is facing as one of golf's biggest drawcards, having blazed that trail himself for more than a decade.
"Everyone is going to be trying to bring you to their event, deter you away from time that is spent practicing," said the American.
"How did you get there? You didn't get there by sitting on your butt the entire time, you got there by working hard and doing all the things you need to do to prepare, and people are going to be trying to take you away from that.
"So trying to manage one's time -- for me that has been the biggest key.
"Some guys they just show up and they try to practice just for the week and build themselves into it. I would much rather practice at home, be ready.
"When I go to an event it is to win, period. I learned that at a very early age."