Tom Watson criticizes Tiger Woods in interview


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Add Tom Watson to the list of pro golfers who have publicly criticized Tiger Woods.

In an interview with a Kansas City television station, Watson said Tiger’s actions have been “bad for our game.”

“His golf is really secondary at this point,” Watson said. “From his standpoint and his family’s standpoint, it’s something he needs to get control of ... and make some amends and show some humility to the public when he comes back.”


Watson’s criticisms, however, weren’t limited to the controversy surrounding Woods’ admission to cheating on his wife. The eight-time major winner also took exception to Woods’ golf etiquette.

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

Watson mostly talked about how he played during the 2009 season. You can watch the interview below (Watson talks about Woods at the 18:50 mark of video):

-- Austin Knoblauch