Feb 24th, 2017
Pat Perez lays into Tiger
Anyone can beat him
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Pat Perez has never been afraid to speak his mind, and he's been more than frank in his assessment of Tiger's current game.
Pat has his own show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio and this is how he called it.
"He knows he can't beat anybody. He’s got this new corporation he started so he has to keep his name relevant to keep the corporation going. So he’s going to show up to a few events, he’s going to try to play...he’s going to show the Monster bag, he’s going to show the TaylorMade driver, he’s gonna get on TV. He’s got the Nike clothes, he’s gotta keep that stuff relevant.
"But the bottom line is he knows he can't beat anybody. He knows it. He shot 77! That guy can't shoot 77. What does he do the next day? 'Aw my backs gone.' He knows he cant beat anybody!"
Perez also stated that if Woods doesn't play in the Masters, his season is effectively over.
"Personally, I don't think you'll see him again this year," Perez said. "The guy can't show up to an interview!"
ESPN.com followed up with Perez who made it clear that he's rooting for TIger:
"It's our radio show. We're just two guys talking about the stuff we always talk about. I had an opinion on Tiger, and I said it. No one wants to see Tiger come back, compete, and win again more than me. I was the one saying that none of these guys out here today can hold a candle to what Tiger has done or still does. But we're talking about when is Tiger gonna play again? I don't know. If the guy can't do a press conference, how's he gonna play golf?
"I'm getting killed by all these people, but I'm a Tiger fan who wants to see him back playing again. I just don't know when that would be. Now I know kind of how Fuzzy Zoeller felt, but I was praising [Woods], and I'm still getting killed by all these people for an opinion I had on our radio show."
But it's hard to disagree with Pat's verdict on Tiger. If he can't make a press conference, then what chance of him being able to compete effectively?