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Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:20 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2012 3:45 pm
 
Tiger Woods talks to the media. (Getty Images)

By Steve Elling


MARANA, Ariz. -- It hasn't taken long for golf's admittedly rather polite version of trash talking to commence at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, site of the 2012 Accenture Match Play event. 

Either way, because it relates to former world No.1 Tiger Woods, people have taken notice.

First it was the Wednesday opponent of Woods, speaking about the former champion, admitting, "I think [Tiger'] beatable." It didn't take long for Woods to respond to Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano's comments about his golf game, giving the five-time European Tour winner a taste of his own medicine. 

Smirked Woods on Tuesday, relating to the remarks of the guy nicknamed Gonzo: "I feel exactly the same way he does. I think he's beatable."

Woods said there was a day when smack lit a fire under his posterior. That's not so much the case anymore. After all, given what has transpired the past two years, he's doubtlessdly got a thicker skin. He even self-edited a comment when he compared opinions to a certain anatomical area.

"As I've matured and gone beyond that, it's just an opinion, it's their own opinion," he said. "Everyone has a (pause) 'hole,' and it's just like that."

The self-censorship generated a pretty good laugh, since everybody got the point without the actual profanity.

"That's kind of how I look at it, it's their prerogative, it's their opinion," he said. "What matters is how I go out and play and how I'm progressing in my game.  At the end of the day when I'm retired, I think I will have mastered a pretty good record."

Woods is a three-time event champion, also a former runner-up, and has a 32-8 mark in the Accenture, far and away the most wins of anybody in tournament history. In 11 tries, only twice has Woods been upset in the first round.

Woods is seeded fifth in his bracket and the Spaniard is seeded 12th. 

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Since: Aug 30, 2012
Posted on: August 31, 2012 4:25 am
 

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that position for almost two decades, qualifying his stand as he sought the Republican presidential nomination but never relinquishing the view that inflation adjustments would be good for workers, good for employers and good for the broader economy.As he prepares to accept his party’s nomination this week,

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his steady support for an idea vigorously opposed by conservatives and business groups underscores the complexity of predicting how he might manage the national economy.During the current campaign, Mr. Romney has embraced the conservative view that government can best help the economy by getting smaller, and he has selected as his running mate

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Representative Paul D. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who is a standard-bearer for fiscal conservatism. But a review of the positions that Mr. Romney has taken on economic issues during his two decades in politics reveals a recurring tension between his political commitments and his private sector experience at Bain Capital, which he often cited earlier

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in his political career in advocating a larger government role in the economy.Mr. Romney has propounded the benefits of expanding and enforcing regulations, including the minimum wage and environmental laws. He has argued that government spending, including public investments in private companies, can stimulate the economy and create jobs. And he has advocated tax penalties to shape public behavior,

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as in his successful campaign to penalize Massachusetts residents who do not obtain health insurance.



Since: Aug 30, 2012
Posted on: August 30, 2012 5:36 am
 

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Since: Aug 30, 2012
Posted on: August 30, 2012 5:34 am
 

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Mr. Romney has now maintained <h1 style="color: #000000; font-family: Simsun; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">[Coach Outlet] that position for almost two decades, qualifying his stand as he sought the Republican presidential nomination but never relinquishing the view that inflation adjustments would be good for workers, good for employers and good for the broader economy.As he prepares to accept his party’s nomination this week, <h1 style="color: #000000; font-family: Simsun; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">[Coach Outlet] his steady support for an idea vigorously opposed by conservatives and business groups underscores the complexity of predicting how he might manage the national economy.During the current campaign, Mr. Romney has embraced the conservative view that government can best help the economy by getting smaller, and he has selected as his running mate <h1 style="color: #000000; font-family: Simsun; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">[Coach Outlet] Representative Paul D. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who is a standard-bearer for fiscal conservatism. But a review of the positions that Mr. Romney has taken on economic issues during his two decades in politics reveals a recurring tension between his political commitments and his private sector experience at Bain Capital, which he often cited earlier <h1 style="color: #000000; font-family: Simsun; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">[Coach Outlet] in his political career in advocating a larger government role in the economy.Mr. Romney has propounded the benefits of expanding and enforcing regulations, including the minimum wage and environmental laws. He has argued that government spending, including public investments in private companies, can stimulate the economy and create jobs. And he has advocated tax penalties to shape public behavior, <h1 style="color: #000000; font-family: Simsun; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">[Coach Outlet] as in his successful campaign to penalize Massachusetts residents who do not obtain health insurance.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 6:44 pm
 

No-win situation for both golfers

One thing that you can always count on is media members asking leading questions designed to write their stories for them.  Consequently, when a reporter asks a golfer "do you think Tiger Woods is beatable," it puts him in a no-win situation.  If he says "yes," he is "trash-talking."  If he says "no," he is a "coward" and "doesn't belong out there if he doesn't think he can win."

It's the same way for Tiger.  Any media member who got the answer he was looking for from another golfer will immediately run to Tiger like a teenage girl gossiping about what cheerleader A said about cheerleader B, tell him "exactly" what the other player said about him, and wait for a response.   
 
This is all very childish, and it is caused by the media.  I am old enough to remember when the media used to take pride in reporting news.  Now, they try to create it.  Due to the tabloid standards of modern "journalism," they are often successful. 



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

I was skiing yesterday and only seen one ass out there. Must have been that guy that lost his. I'll leave the dog molesting to VaHawk as he seems to know all about that kind of thing.




Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:28 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

What would really be funny if Gonzo knocked Woods out in the first round.  An English guy named Rock beat the "Chosen One" in Abu Dhabi, UAE.



Since: Feb 22, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:03 am
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

Come on Elling -"he's doubtlessdly got a thicker skin." Seriously, you think this is a word and this is acceptable grammar? Community College jounalism just took a punch in the eye!



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:32 am
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments


I just skied my ass off Friday-Monday


   LMAO.   You see Stumpy, this is the problem.  You said you were leaving on the MONDAY to ski.  What happened?  It's 100% IMPOSSIBLE to confuse a Monday with a Friday.  So what happened LIAR.

    ROTFLMAO...... Caught YET AGAIN in an OUTRIGHT LIE



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:23 am
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

Dude, the only thing that has been "exposed" is that you are a bonafide weirdo, freak, loser, with no life.  

I just skied my ass off Friday-Monday -  Sunday in a foot of fresh sweet powder.  The only time I would have been unable to post anything would be whil I was actually skiing.  Like I said,  My son can ski a run, and post it on Facebook in 5 minutes.  You are a stuck in the 90's you old fart.  I know you are just discovering chat rooms and email.  You need to wake up and smell 2012.  



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:11 am
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

LMAO.   Sure thing Stumpy. You are skiing for hours on end, with your family on vacation in Lake Tahoe. And you stop every couple of hours to post messages to a golf forum.

    ROTFLMAO.  

  Exposed as a howling lie yet again.


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