Paul Azinger rips Tiger Woods for kicking club: ‘He acted like the south end of the northbound mule’

When Tiger Woods kicked his club on the 16th hole during the second round of The Masters last week, a lot of people were outraged. With the way he had been playing, you can understand why Tiger was so frustrated. However, the Masters is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, and Augusta is one of the most highly-regarded courses. When pressed about the incident, Woods offered an apology. Former U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger doesn’t sound like a guy who is ready to accept that apology.

“Tiger’s antics this week were an embarrassment to the game, to the membership at Augusta,” Zinger told Sirus XM’s Mad Dog radio channel Monday according to the NY Daily News. “I was really disappointed to see him carry on that way. He’s not trying to endear himself to anybody. And after he won Bay Hill I thought, ‘here we go again, this is going to be Tiger just kicking butt and taking names.’ I don’t know. I thought he acted like the south end of a northbound mule.”

As far as Tiger’s game is concerned, Azinger said he was never as lost during his 28 years of playing golf for a living as Tiger looks right now. The club kicking reflects that.

Tiger is thinking too much, and the downfall of his public image has made it so he can no longer be himself. The old Tiger was a jerk who spoke to no one and did his own thing during tournaments, and that was fine because he was the face of golf. Now that he has to juggle repairing his image and getting his swing back, it has been impossible for the former world No. 1 to find any consistency.

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  • Stefanie Reed

    Paul Azinger needs to shut his mouth and stay out of tiger’s business. Paul was never a good player himself now he wants to act like he’s this big shot, don’t hate.

  • Anonymous

    Stefanie is obviously not a golfer, or a poor one, who does not understand what Augusta means as a revered place to play golf, regardless of the membership questions. AT the MASTERS golf tournament, respect is required by all who walk on the grounds. Tiger kicking his club was wrong and he knew it. That is why he apologized. Stefanie needs to know when to zip it. I could only wish to be able to play Augusta. I would certainly not swear, kick a club or be disrespectful to my fellow players due to my being upset with a poor swing.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Azinger is a player of great courage who endured a come-back battle with cancer and a return to the game as well as being a Ryder Cup Captain….Who the hell is Stefanie Reed,,??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E5VH37WZAZLOBUPHAU2ZBBTA2E HisDudeness

    Azinger knows Tiger is golf and spare me the talk of dignity at Augusta. They don’t allow women and hate minorities.  Tiger like a lot of people who are great hate to lose and don’t handle it well. People like Azinger are content to win some money and don’t get mad because they have not a fraction of the talent that Tiger has..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shamus-OToole/100003263988247 Shamus O’Toole

    people of great athletic ability have different ways of venting their anger/frustration etc. i get all bottled up inside if i don’t find a way of easing the tension. tiger just happens to have a different way of expressing himself. ease off paul, you couldn’t carry tigers jock strap let alone be mentioned in the same breath as tiger!!