Tiger Woods talks about TV viewers calling in to tournaments

Tiger Woods talked about his ball drop penalty at the Masters on Tuesday. (USATSI)
Tiger Woods talked Tuesday about his ball-drop penalty at the Masters. (USATSI)

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Tiger Woods spoke to a packed house Tuesday afternoon at the Players Championship and yes, the ball-drop incident from the Masters definitely came up.

TV viewers calling in rules infractions on golfers is turning into anchored putters, Part II, in terms of controversy. We had somebody call Sergio Garcia on an alleged penalty last week (to no avail), and obviously the Woods incident at the Masters is the forerunner. 

Here's what Woods had to say about whether or not viewers should be able to call in:

"I don't see myself ever calling in saying Kobe traveled."

Well, yeah, that's kind of a good point. Why is this allowed? I know originally the rule was put into place so people could call in if they saw something in HD that a golfer or rules official on the course couldn't possibly see, but it seems as if it's gotten a little more liberal from there.

Woods went on to say he was disappointed about the way his Masters finished on the weekend, noting "[that loss] probably stayed about a week."

He was excited for first-time major champion Adam Scott, though. Woods said of Scott, "I think it's fantastic. You can see steady improvement throughout the years."

That's the beauty of winning your first major into your 30s -- the appreciation for such an event is overwhelming. It's something Woods never experienced (which I'm sure he's glad about).

Woods will play the first round of the Players with Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker as one of the late groups on Thursday afternoon.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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