It’s been quite a while since two golfers really, publicly didn’t like each other. Now, thankfully for the intrigue of the sport, Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia are putting some animosity out there on the links.
On Monday, Woods replied to a reporter’s question about the ongoing feud with a simple “No,” indicating that he won’t soon be burying the hatchet with the Spaniard. On Tuesday, Garcia fired back, backing Woods’ assertion that the two won’t be reconciling (the only thing they can seem to agree on) and calling the 14-time major champion’s character into question.
“He called me a whiner. He’s probably right,” said Garcia to reporters in England. “But that’s also probably the first thing he’s told you guys that’s true in 15 years. I know what he’s like. You guys are finding out.”
When informed of Woods’ comments the previous day, Garcia went off further, also saying that he has no intention of calling Woods to chat.
“That doesn’t surprise me. That’s what he’s like,” said Garcia. “First of all, I don’t have his number. And secondly, I did nothing wrong and don’t have anything to say to him. And he wouldn’t pick up the phone anyway.
“But that’s OK, I don’t need him as a friend. I don’t need him in my life to be happy and that’s fine. It’s as simple as that. Like I have always said, I try to be as truthful as possible. Tiger doesn’t make a difference to my life. And I know that I don’t make a difference to his life.”
Here’s hoping that these two end up in the final group together on Sunday at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in three weeks.