Garcia blamed Woods for causing a distraction among fans while he was attempting to hit a shot on the second hole at The Players Championship on Saturday. Garcia said that Woods brought out his 5-wood while Garcia was getting ready to hit, leading to cheers from the fans. Tiger defended himself by saying after the round that he had been cleared to hit and that he wasn’t surprised Sergio was complaining.
Garcia choked at the end of the tournament by hitting three balls into the water over the final two holes. He finishing tied for eighth while Tiger won the tournament, even though the two were tied entering the 17th hole on Sunday.
After the tournament ended, Garcia was asked again about the incident.
“It sounds like I was the bad guy here. I was the victim,” Garcia insisted. “I don’t have any regrets of anything.”
Yes, Garcia insisted he was a “victim” for what happened on Saturday. Is there any surprise that people dislike him?
Here is a video recapping what each golfer said on Saturday about the incident: