Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia are beefing. It's golf beef, but stil…it's beef. At the beginning of an icy third round that re-ignited the two golfers' animosity toward each other, Tiger pulled a 5-wood out of his bag to hit the ball out of the trees. This caused a commotion. Garcia said the commotion messed with him. Tiger, in turn, was basically like, "And what, corn? Plus, the marshals said it was cool. So kick 'em."
The only problem is that, the marshals told Sports Illustrated's Michael Bamberger that Tiger is full of it…
Well, when they heard that remark from Woods, the marshals were surprised. One of them, Gary Anderson, said on Sunday, “He didn’t ask us nothing, and we didn’t say nothing. We’re told not to talk to the players.”
Anderson’s boss, John North, was the chief marshal for the first three holes. He stood over Woods’s ball to protect it from the throng and was five feet away when Woods played his shot. North has worked the tournament as a volunteer marshal for 30 years, he’s a graduate of the Naval Academy, he served in Vietnam, he’s a FedEx pilot and he donates his round on the Stadium course for being a volunteer to the Wounded Warriors project.
“Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to him,” North said. “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."
Wow. "Lacked character." That's serious burn.