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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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Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:05 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

Stumpy, that's rich coming from someone who married his cousin.  Any more word about your skiing trip...LMAO



Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:59 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

Of course we all know this is only a story 1) Because Elling has the ability to post it here and 2) it involves TW.

The thing to keep in mind is TW, or any golfer in the tourney for that matter, can go out and make 6 birdies and 0 bogeys and still lose.   If TW, Donald, Rory, Westwood or whichever other "favorite" you want to throw in there could easily go out tomorrow, shoot 66, and lose and some on here will be saying they choked because they didn't win the first round.

The is Match Play fellas, sack up.


On another note, what the he11 is Phil doing?  Obviously not playing in this event.    



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:31 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

VaHawk, in this event, the biggest favorite is going off at 2-1.  Constrast to March Madness, where the biggest favorites are in the neighborhood of 15-1.  People make too big a deal out of "upsets" in this tournament.  But I guess that's half the fun of it.  Lee Westwood has a poor record, and there is added pressure because he knows people will say he "choked" when he loses.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

noko, Woods still thinks he can regain his phony image.  That if he and Steinberg and the media click their ruby red slippers together long enough, the public will forget about Dr. Galea, Elin's 9-iron, Rachel Uchitel, "adult" actresses, Ambien, cursing, spitting, the neighbor's daughter -- wow, this list could get long in a hurry -- and put him on a pedestal again.

I must admit, in one regard, I wish Woods would hurry up and win.  So he could profusely credit Fuse Science, his bag sponsor.  If he keeps shooting 75's in the final round, my stock is going to go to zero.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

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.  That being said, it's never a complete shock when a 12 seed beats a 5.  



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:15 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

If Tiger had a hangnail that fell off his pinky toe, that hang nail would have more class than you have in your entire body.  



Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

"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."



Well said Tiger. It is you and the rest of other golfers!!!! 



Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:59 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

"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."



Well said Tiger. It is you and the rest of other golfers!!!!   



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:43 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

I'm sorry. But who in the Hell is Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano? Seriously! What has that guy done? Did he win some put-put tourney or something? What sand-trap did they dig this clown from under. Is he big on the Italian tour or something?



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

A whole lot to do with very little. Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. Is this really all there is to talk about?


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