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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MARSHAL: TIGER LIED, LACKED CHARACTER (Veteran says #1 golfer fabricated story)
Breitbart Sports ^ | 14 May 2013, 7:41 AM PDT

Posted on 05/14/2013 10:42:25 AM PDT by drewh

After Tiger Woods won his second Players Championship on Sunday and Sergio Garcia claimed he had been the "victim" in his flap with Woods over the weekend, a Players marshal revealed that Woods's account of what happened on the second hole in the third round when he was paired with Garcia was not true and said the world's top-ranked golfer lacked character.

In the rain-shortened third round of The Players Championship last weekend, Garcia was frustrated that he hit a poor approach shot on the second hole and blamed it on the commotion Woods caused when he pulled a five-wood out of his bag before Garcia finished hitting his shot. Woods claimed the marshals told him Garcia had already hit his ball.

According to Sports Illustrated, "the marshals were surprised" by Woods's comments.

Gary Anderson, one of the marshals, told Sports Illustrated, “He didn’t ask us nothing, and we didn’t say nothing. We’re told not to talk to the players.”

John North, "the chief marshal for the first three holes" who "stood over Woods’s ball to protect it from the throng and was five feet away when Woods played his shot," also said the marshals did not say anything to Woods.

“Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to him,” North said. “I was disappointed to hear him make those remarks. We’re there to help the players and enhance the experience of the fans. He was saying what was good for him. It lacked character.”

According to Sports Illustrated, North is a graduate of the Naval Academy, served in Vietnam, and is a FedEx pilot who "donates his round on the Stadium course for being a volunteer to the Wounded Warriors project."

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1 posted on 05/14/2013 10:42:25 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
and said the world's top-ranked golfer lacked character.

Yeah, well the hookers & other ladies he committed adultery with should have lit that bulb for ya.

2 posted on 05/14/2013 10:47:02 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: drewh

I think it was well established some time ago that Tiger Woods lacked character.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Puppage

Seriously. Compared to that, pulling a club early is a little lame.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 10:49:11 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: drewh

That’s it exactly...a lack of character.

It’s unfortunate that so many are willing to overlook his many shortfalls because of his golfing skills.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 10:49:41 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: drewh

The two marshals will now be in charge of the Aleutian Islands Open


6 posted on 05/14/2013 10:50:57 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: O6ret

He still has more character than 95% of the NBA and NFL. (Though that isn’t saying much)


7 posted on 05/14/2013 10:51:46 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: drewh

a Players marshal revealed that Woods’s account of what happened on the second hole in the third round when he was paired with Garcia was not true and said the world’s top-ranked golfer lacked character.

You’d have look way back in Tiger’s genealogy to find someone with character.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 10:51:49 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: drewh
"It lacked character.”


9 posted on 05/14/2013 10:55:02 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Wolfie

It wasn’t so much the club pulling that was/is the issue. Like so many other ‘acts’, it’s usually the lies and cover-ups that follow that reveal ‘character’.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT by yadent
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To: drewh
Tiger is well-known to apply some considerable gamesmanship ploys during a round as a means of unnerving or intimidating his competition. My guess is that he went even further here with Garcia.
11 posted on 05/14/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: drewh

“.....Sergio Garcia claimed he had been the “victim” in his flap with Woods over the weekend.....”
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Oh puhleeeze....everybody wants to be a “victim”. Garcia lost and makes excuses...hell, maybe next time he’ll hear a frog croak.

Sometimes you just lose. Sometimes you just don’t make the shot you wanted to make.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 10:58:00 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: freedomfiter2

Are you saying that his father being a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Vietnam combat vet and a Green Beret isn’t evidence of character?


13 posted on 05/14/2013 10:59:08 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: drewh
world's top-ranked golfer lacked character.

NO, tell me it isn't true! I guess that's why he hangs around with the turd in the white house.

14 posted on 05/14/2013 11:01:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: alancarp

And Sergio is a whiny ass prick too. Loved seeing him Tin Cup it on 17 and 18 Sunday. I don’t care for Tiger as a person (everyone has long known he’s an ass) but I cannot stand Sergio.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 11:04:29 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Nero Germanicus

U.S. Defence Secretary Robert McNamara had decided that U.S. soldiers should have limitless access to sex in order to ease the horrors of war. Brothels were established in Bangkok with Thai entrepreneurs paid by U.S. officials.
Dubbed ‘I & I’ breaks - intercourse and intoxication - Woods’ job was to ensure the soldiers had a good time. Despite his officer status, he found it difficult to resist temptation.
Indeed, he found a Thai girl of his own - despite the fact he had a wife, Barbara, back home.

Apparently those things aren’t an indication of character.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 11:13:32 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: ken5050

LMAO! And while being audited by the IRS.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 11:14:16 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

” And Sergio is a whiny ass prick too. “

Yep. Neither of em will win award for character.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 11:16:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: House Atreides

While I cannot remember where I read it-as I am not a sports enthusiast-I did read that Garcia did NOT blame it on Woods-he was very gentlemanly about the whole thing and pretty much summed it up as ‘these things happen’...

I read the crowd gasped when there was movement etc during Garcia’s swing as they were so shocked at the breach in golf protocol (which I know zip about)- but I definitely read otherwise-and Wood’s immediately blamed it on the marshall- this article was written before Woods winning—so just fyi- I read a much different version after it immediately happened.

People wanted Garcia to be pissed, but he shrugged it off and accepted it and the controversial ruling that had also been made in Woods favor -may have been in the Mail Online (UK) or Yahoo-

Just interesting that it is being spun a bit differently now...


19 posted on 05/14/2013 11:20:54 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Garcia really comes off bad in this incident. Whining about somebody pulling a club too early——especially when that someone is Tiger Woods-—makes him sound like a whiny, little milquetoast. Plus his severe choking on the last holes didn’t help his reputation much either.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 11:22:39 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: EEGator

Really? I’m no fan of the NFL or NBA players, but I haven’t heard of any of them lying or cheating in two consecutive major events. Let’s be honest. Tiger Woods is an empty vessel. Totally without character. Due to the nature of the game, PGA players are more openly ostracized by their peers than other professional athletes, so let Tiger enjoy his isolation.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 11:24:20 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: alancarp

“Tiger is well-known to apply some considerable gamesmanship ploys during a round as a means of unnerving or intimidating his competition.”

It happens all the time in all kinds of professions. People who lack character will retaliate in ways we’ve all heard of...Key-jobs on the car in the parking lot, lies about another person’s past or present, allegations of racism, sexual orientation rumors, harassing anonymous phone calls and e-mail, false accusations of theft of office materials...It’s not just golf and it’s not just Tiger Woods. Tiger is well within the bounds of civility. I’m disgusted with the lack of civility in people I’ve had to work with when we’re all supposed to be professionals. It’s like another kind of liberal media keeping tabs on people in case they find what they think they can use as “dirt”.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:24:39 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: drewh; jessduntno; onedoug; cincinnati65; PISANO; IonImplantGuru; Rummyfan; Aussie Dasher; ...

23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:27:43 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: drewh

This article is incorrect, based on what I read elsewhere. Garcia did not complain, and he reluctantly answered a question about the distraction.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:29:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: drewh

Apparently a few years ago after Woods beat Garcia (who was dressed in a hat to shoes yellow outfit) he sent a text to a friend saying “I just bludgeoned Tweety Bird”. Not a fan of Tiger but that was awfully damned funny.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: clintonh8r

Let’s not ignore Tiger’s other violation, the illegal drop on 14.
http://www.cbssports.com/golf/blog/eye-on-golf/22230030/tiger-woods-might-have-taken-another-bad-drop

...of course, this was somebody else’s fault also.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: driftless2

I heard he never complained about it. He was asked a specific question by a reporter, and tried to play it down.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:32:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Servant of the Cross

The two biggest similarities between Eldrick and Baraq is that the press have serious man-crushes on each. “A Fawning Love Affair”, as Bernie Goldberg might say.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:14 AM PDT by ssaftler (It's Obama's fault)
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To: ken5050
The two marshals will now be in charge of the Aleutian Islands Open

Hahaha!

Thanks, I needed that.

29 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: drewh

Hrruuumph.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: drewh

This is great. We need more men of character stepping forth and calling these limelight clowns on their lies. They’re just men like all the rest of us. Being good at golf doesn’t make you anything special.


31 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:01 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: House Atreides

Two situations:

1. Tiger apparently lied - he shouldn’t have.
2. Sergio certainly whined - he shouldn’t have.

Apparently, there was a “mild roar” when Woods pulled out the 5-wood to go for the green - a tough shot from where he was. “Mild roars” are heard quite frequently at a golf tournament. Sergio should have just ignored it.


32 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: drewh

Tiger Woods is a SERIAL liar. That fact is beyond dispute. He might be a great golfer. He will never be considered a great man. He might break Jack Nicklaus’s record. He will NEVER be the MAN Jack Nicklaus is.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: drewh

Let’s see if the hero worshipping, sychophant, golf announcers have, pardon the expression, the balls to bring up the LIE Tiger told. Advice: Don’t hold breath.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 11:43:22 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: drewh

Tiger’s fault... Tiger is the new Bush.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: drewh
Garcia was frustrated that he hit a poor approach shot on the second hole and blamed it on the commotion Woods caused when he pulled a five-wood out of his bag...

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Another reason why golf can’t be considered a sport. Anything you can do in your church clothes is not a sport.

36 posted on 05/14/2013 11:48:23 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Puppage; SgtHooper

My pleasure...


37 posted on 05/14/2013 11:49:35 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: bramps

His drop was a TRAVESTY. It was clearly a bad drop. The drop was defended by the “drop your pants and bend over for Tiger” announcers. Is there ANY ONE with integrity left in golf to challenge this cheater?


38 posted on 05/14/2013 11:54:24 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: clintonh8r

I’m just screwing around. I’m no Tiger Woods fan...except the video game.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 12:12:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: yadent

It wasn’t so much the club pulling that was/is the issue. Like so many other ‘acts’, it’s usually the lies and cover-ups that follow that reveal ‘character’.

Nothing new! He’s just another “Holder’s Person!” He’s Black (or at least he “looks” black) so he gets away with it.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 12:14:32 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: drewh
Clearly we need president Obama to stand up for Tiger Woods’ character. As Obama holds the highest self-proclaimed moral clarity himself and by his sycophants.

(Barf!!)

41 posted on 05/14/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: freedomfiter2

Being a Vietnam combat vet myself, I have no respect for people who denigrate those who put on the uniform.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: Nero Germanicus

I have no place for scum that hide behind a uniform. It makes the decent vets look bad. They don’t deserve that.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 12:39:59 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Nero Germanicus

I almost forgot. Thank you for your sacrifice.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I agree - this ia not a case of picking sides. There’s only one side - character-wise they both suck.


45 posted on 05/14/2013 12:43:19 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: drewh; anyone

Did the club pull come during the Garcia address/swing? Or was it after the swing? Does anyone know?


46 posted on 05/14/2013 12:48:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: drewh

Golfers are a bunch of pansies and I seriously question it’s status as a “sport”. The only sport I played as a kid that required complete silence was performed in a locked bathroom with the current issue of Playboy magazine.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 12:50:45 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: LeonardFMason
His drop was a TRAVESTY. It was clearly a bad drop. The drop was defended by the “drop your pants and bend over for Tiger” announcers. Is there ANY ONE with integrity left in golf to challenge this cheater?

Basically then you are calling Wittenburg a liar because he is the one who made the call:

"I saw it perfectly off the tee," he said. "I told him exactly where I thought it crossed, and we all agreed, so he's definitely great on that ... There is no doubt, guys. The ball crossed where he dropped."
48 posted on 05/14/2013 12:52:36 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Nero Germanicus; freedomfiter2
Are you saying that his father being a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Vietnam combat vet and a Green Beret isn’t evidence of character?

I can't answer for 'freedomfiter2' but I would say that being a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Vietnam combat vet and a Green Beret isn’t evidence of character.

Character isn't what you've accomplished. Character is what you do when you think no one is looking.

Tiger's father may have been a fine gentleman of extraordinary character. Then again, he may not have been. It means nothing when trying to gauge Tiger's character. Genealogy means nothing.

Tiger's actions in this tournament AND the last one...as well as all the lying and cheating on his wife...has proven Tiger to be a low life and a reprobate.

49 posted on 05/14/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: EEGator
:>)
50 posted on 05/14/2013 12:59:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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