Tiger Woods Wins a Tense Players Championship
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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?

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Aaron Morrison

Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.


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