Did you hear about the beef between Tiger Woods and his fellow Players Championship opponent Sergio Garcia over the weekend?
On Sunday, Woods shut his competition down on the links by closing 2-under 70, winning The Players for the first time since 2001. But Woods’ skill and ability weren’t what made headlines.
Woods and Garcia exchanged unpleasant words throughout the championship. It began Saturday when Garcia complained that one of his early shots was disrupted by cheers from the crowd around Woods. Garcia says Woods wasn’t paying attention and fired the crowd up just by taking a club out of his golf bag.
“Not real surprising that he’s complaining about something,” Woods said in a TV interview.
Garcia retorted: “At least I’m true to myself. I know what I’m doing, and he can do whatever he wants.”
Garcia went on to say that Woods is “not the nicest guy on tour.” It’s sort of fitting that the last two holes of the championship came down to a face-off between the two.
So is Garcia a poor sport or sore loser? Or should Woods should have apologized for the unintended distraction?