This past week found Pat Perez in the headlines for making some pretty interesting statements about Tiger Woods. The funny part is how many people took Perez to task over his comments and how angry they got at him over it. Here are some excerpts:
“Personally, I don’t think you’ll see him again this year. I think he’s out. The only thing he’s going to care about is Augusta. … It’s not like he’s got his favorite major courses after Augusta. I’m telling you, I don’t think you’re going to see this guy again. The guy can’t show up to an interview. You think he thinks he can beat somebody? The guy can’t stand during an interview.”
“The guy shot 77 [in the first round in Dubai]. That guy can’t shoot 77. What does he do the next day? Ah, my back’s gone. He knows he can’t beat anybody! I told you!”
You can read more on Golf Channel’s coverage here with a link to the audio of the interview. These seem to be pretty fair comments given what we’ve seen in the Tiger Woods story over the past few years. What’s more hilarious to me was that Perez had to text Woods to clarify what he said and then had to speak publicly to try and backtrack on what he said (just a little bit) because god forbid he says something the public may not want to accept as the possible reality for the Big Cat. Perez has been noted as being a bit of a “son of a bitch” over the years, but I for one like that he says what’s on his mind and isn’t painted to be this perfect model human. It’s nice to see these pro golfers as real flawed human beings like the rest of us every once in awhile.
Let’s all remember though, Tiger’s still a total GOAT.
I go back and forth on where I stand with Brandel Chamblee, but I did enjoy his take on this whole situation. Maybe mostly because I appreciated his Bull Durham references.