Woody Austin knows he’s better than Tiger Woods

Woody Austin

If you happened to catch the PGA Championship this weekend, there was one name on the leaderboard not usually chasing Tiger Woods: Woody Austin.

In addition to stealing all the shirts from your municipal-course pro, Austin is know for his extreme self-confidence and disillusion about his golfing skill.

Think a older, louder Rory Sabbatini (without the Nike deal that provides him with acceptable golf apparel.)

Now Austin did come in second, just two shots behind Tiger. And he outlasted Ernie Els, one of the world’s top players. But, second is second. Lots of guys lose to Tiger, and I hate to tell you Woody, you’re just another runner-up.

But with all disregard for reality, Austin feels he’s the next Phil Mickelson (the quotes speak for themselves).

I have the almost identical personality in a way that he does,” Austin said of Tiger. ”He always says, ‘I want to be in the last group on Sunday.’ I want to be there just as much as he does.

I bet you do Woody. Could you tell us about Tiger’s course-searing 63 on Friday?

I went over his round and over my round, and I outplayed him from tee to green,” Austin said. ”Seven shots I gave up in one round. A person in my position cannot give that man that much cushion. . . .I don’t think anybody plays any better than I do when I’m on. I know that’s crazy, but I can hit any shot anybody in the world can hit. But it’s hard to do when you’re afraid of it — and that’s the fight I have every day.

I, too, hate it when I outplay people that beat me by 7 shots. But, I can think of one person who plays better than you when he’s “on” Woody. Any guesses? (Hint: He beat you yesterday to win his 13th major.)

Please, take Rory as an example. I’ll go out on a limb and say you’re not going to be the first to challenge Tiger on a Sunday. So keep it locked up. Before you’re just a sideshow like Sabbatini.


9 Responses to “Woody Austin knows he’s better than Tiger Woods”

  1. August 13, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    What a chump. I saw his press conference and couldn’t believe what I was hearing. something about just because tiger scores better doesn’t mean he’s a better player. Sorry, bro… that’s exactly what it means.

  2. 2 vinnie
    August 13, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    I like Tiger, but let’s face it — he’s lost more tournaments than he’s won. If you’re a professional golfer and you DON’T think you can beat Tiger — and everbody else for that matter — in a given tournament, then why are you there?

  3. August 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Woddy statement that he outplayed Tiger Friday but Tiger outscored him by 7 shots reminded me of Patrick Ewing walking off the court after having his head handed to him by Reggie Miller and the Pacers in the Eastern Conf. NBA playoffs for something like the third time…”We are still a better team. They just beat us”. Denial and delusion go hand in hand with second place golf pros. What seperates Tiger from Sergio, Rory and now Woody is that he rarely chokes and doesn’t have a lot of practice making excuses on why he didn’t win.

  4. 4 mike s
    August 13, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    outrageous and selfserving comments in his post interview. but!!! he may be introducing an element that’s overdue. an in your face high-adrenalin-take on classic golf. nascar meets fencing. it had to happen. to reassure the classicists (like me) –tiger will put his notions to rest. but give woody and the unwashed their (his) day in the sun. ms

  5. 5 Ted
    August 14, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Yeah, Woody…you’re a legend in your own mind!! You play just like Tiger…..IN YOUR DREAMS!!!

  6. 6 garrett
    September 8, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    woody is a dumb ass pickle-smooching redneck. oh by the way woody how many majors or career victories do you have? uhhh none?

  7. 8 david duvul
    March 19, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Hey woody, lay off the viagra.

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