Tom Watson Chides Tiger For Scandal, Swearing

Thanks to a remarkable run at the British Open last year, golf great Tom Watson is suddenly more relevant.

Tom Watson talks about Tiger Woods


Watson recently spoke to the NBC affiliate KSHB-TV from his home in Kansas City about Tiger Woods, and he officially became the first prominent pro golfer to criticize Woods and lament the adverse effect the Woods scandal has had on pro golf.

“It’s bad for our game. It’s something he needs to get control of and a handle on and make some amends and show some humility to the public when he comes back.

“His swearing and his club throwing, that should end. That’s not part of what we want to project as far as the professional golf tour is concerned.”

Watson might not sound all that harsh but in the rhetorically-correct world of pro golf that qualifies at the very least as a pro wrestling-esque open handed slap at Woods.

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