Blog Entry

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. 

For more golf news, rumors and analysis, follow Steve Elling and Eye On Golf on Twitter. 
Category: Golf

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

If Woods had an ounce of class he would have said " of course I'm beatable. Everyone is. "  With a smile he should have reminded the world that he was beaten last year in round one.

      Woods and an ounce of class???   What the fugg am I saying.  You'd be hard pushed to name a more classless prikkk in sport.

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:06 pm

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

Wow.  Give Elling credit.  I didn't think it possible.  He actually wrote an article using finger paint.

How dare that professional golfer say that Woods, a guy who lost in the first round last year, and who has not won in over two years, is "beatable."  Woods is a 2-1 favorite, and that means he is unbeatable.  The audacity of Gonzalo!

Oh, well, this is the kind of filler article we should expect when nothing exciting is going on in the world of golf.

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:53 pm

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments

As for this story---what would you expect the guy to say...."i'm about to get my ass kicked".........????? I'm sure every player in the tournament thinks they at least have shot at beating their opponent.

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:49 pm


So what?? Its prbably a typo. 

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Tiger Woods responds to 'beatable' comments


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or