...but is it a tainted victory?
TPC Marshals: "Tiger didn't ask us nothing."
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/14/13
Buried deep in Michael Bamberger's summary of The Players Championship was this juicy little tid-bit: The marshals who were with Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia at the 2nd hole on Saturday refute Tiger's claim that the marshals told him that Garcia had already played. Woods then pulled a fairway metal in the middle of Garcia's backswing, which drew a reaction from the crowd. THAT distracted Garcia, causing him to yank his ball far right.

Gary Anderson told Bamberger this on Sunday:
"He didn't ask us nothing, and we didn't say nothing. We're told not to talk to the players."
That was corroborated by chief marshal John North:
"Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to him. I was disappointed to hear him make those remarks. We're there to help the players and enhance the experience of the fans. He was saying what was good for him. It lacked character."
So apparently, Woods has trouble telling the truth to people other than his family. Between this and his questionable drop on 14, this writer feels that Woods now has a lot of explaining to do.

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[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
Funny how a simple little double negative has a way of undermining one's credibility.
Kurt the Knife says:
You don't know nothin'
mschad says:
Tiger, Tiger.... Tiger. Five stories on the main page and three are about Tiger. Why not write about something else!!
jasonfish11 says:
Glad to hear the Marshal backs up what Tiger said.

It really doesn't not piss me off when someone uses a double negative.
joe jones says:
Tuesday morning hind sight is always easy. Do Wittenberg and his caddy and Mark Rolfing have any validity or are they lying. They all said they agreed with the line of entry. Tiger followed the PGA procedure to the letter.If Casey had said he didn't agree they would have called for an official and he would have asked the marshals and spectators for confirmation. The problem was created in the first place by the lack of dialog between Tiger and Sergio.Common practice is to ask your opponent whether you or he is away. Most people defer to each other once that is decided.If both of these players refuse to converse with each other these situations are inevitable.
aaronm04 says:
You can see in the video that Tiger is motioning towards Sergio as the crowd starts cheering. This, to me, showed that he was trying to quiet them or at least let them know that Sergio was trying to hit. I don't think he expected the crowd to react like they did.

So Tiger's a self-absorbed ass. What else is new?
sigmapete1 says:
So even assuming that tiger took a club from his bag 60 yards away from Sergio. Is it his fault the crowd can't control themselves? Sergio always has some crazy excuse as to why he missed a shot. He even said he is playing against more than the other players, like God himself wants Sergio to lose. The guy is a head case.

Also, now we are going to have hackers the world over waiting until everyone else hits their shot before they even take a club from their bag. That will really speed things up on the local muni. People need to learn to complete their club selection and practice swings before the other players hit.
Trip says:
I don't think this story is about the incident, it's about whether Tiger lied and said the marshal told him Sergio hit.
Duke of Hazards says:
I read elsewhere that Tiger did turn to an 'escort', who is dressed the same as a marshal, only with a different badge, to seek verification on whether Sergio hit. Tiger mistakenly referred to the escort as a marshal in the post-round interview.
C-4 says:
Cuz El Tigre is da man and the haters cant stand it! How about Tiger just won another one..plain and simple end of story...Still the best to ever play the game..even on his worst days. The Tiger witch hunt is starting to get ridiculously hillarious!!!!!
Banker85 says:
I was not sure why Tiger said that as well because you clearly see him motion to the crowd kinda like "hey Sergio is hitting keep it down." Still a moot point now Sergio would have choked anyways, he wanted no part of Tiger.
GolfSmith7 says:
Seems like Tiger wasn't lying. www.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2013/05/15/ti
Kurt the Knife says:
ayup. dint nobody say nothin' nobody ain't nobody ain't dint no how. nope.
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