Tiger Woods: The 10 Biggest Verbal Spats of Tiger's Career
As we've come to know, Tiger Woods doesn't have many emotions outside of happy or frustrated (maybe furious). As a result of that, his personality has come through ever more with the media.
And, it's come through with his relationships on tour. Tiger has had many a disagreements with players. And it's gotten ugly occasionally. Nobody's had the audacity to confront Tiger, but can you imagine what that scene could yield?
Let's take a closer look at some of the "disagreements" Tiger has had in his career.
This was pretty short, and it never seemed to be a serious feud. But when Sergio accused Tiger of being human in 2002, he had to be terminated, and Sergio was.
He shot 74, Woods shot 72 and won the US Open at Bethpage.
At one point, Ian said at the top of his game, it would be just him and Tiger.
Well, clearly that one isn't working out for him three to four years later. Poulter's struggled to remain relevant, and Tiger's the same.
Not really a spat, but definitely some words that Tiger had to process and deal with.
After Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh took down Notah Begay and Tiger, Vijay's caddy got a little cocky, stitching "Tiger Who?" on the back of his hat. What happened to him?
Well, he also lost his next match to Woods, not to mention at 2 and 1 in the President's Cup.
This barely classifies as a spat. A lot of people agree with Bubba. I'm on the point of can we stop and just let these guys talk about their own game, Tiger included?
Bubba was asked a question, and didn't feel like not answering the question. Although I disagreed with responding, in general he didn't really say anything overly offensive, and Tiger shook of the remarks with a smile.
Again, a spat? No. A respect? Somewhat. A struggle? Yes. It's been constant since Phil became a contender on tour. These two guys are different in many ways, and it's unbelievable how much you can see the disdain for one another.
They always project respectfully, but when it's situations like the Ryder Cup and they're paired together, things don't turn out well.
The spat in this one is more mental, but there is one. Phil's just too soft-spoken to cross the line.
Well, he was so intelligent to go off saying about his chances of beating Tiger and the level and his game. And look where it got him: woodshedded the next day, 9&8.
Moral of the story? Tiger doesn't talk back, he takes your golf game and shoves it back down your throat.
This is ongoing, and never seems to end. Rory is a very honest young man, and you have to respect him for that. But he, as Bubba, has this awful tendency to allow anything to slip out of his mouth when he knows to stay quiet.
Tiger has outwardly praised McIlroy, and I'm sure he understood how McIlroy felt during the 2011 Masters, and after. Although these comments have gotten to Tiger, he still carries little emotion, so I wouldn't worry about Rory's future.
Another man to say how beatable Tiger was.
So what did this man win?
A series of defeats, and as many wins as Tiger averages per year as he has over his lifetime.
This man seems to always have an issue with what Tiger does.
And I've finally come up with a theory: he cares about Tiger.
The truth is, only someone who really likes Tiger would go so far to criticize him. Why? Because as a fellow golfer, and the most legitimate analyst for the game, Miller knows what Tiger is still capable of.
Miller may have softened recently, as he admitted that he thought Tiger had a chance at Sawgrass if his irons were on.
The remarks she made were awful. She wasn't thinking, and I won't be repeating her words on this article.
Tiger accepted her apology, but it's still the nature of the comment. Although it wasn't intended that way, to even choose those words in general is frowned upon. Bad choice of words, but Tiger has gotten over it.
This is by far the worst issue Tiger's had between himself and another person, just based on what was said.