Player, victor of nine majors, is saddened by the former world No. 1’s decline, believing golf needs a “black champion”.
He played one of the worst rounds of his career at the US Open and has dropped to 258th in the world. He’s a man of color.
Player also added “Go to Africa, where we’ve got all these young black kids used to seeing a white guy as the champion”. Now they’re getting inspired; they’re sitting in front of their TV sets.
The Woods surname was always going to be a hefty burden to bear in the golfing world but Cheyenne continues to make a name for herself in the women’s game.
The American has struggled for form this year and the 39-year-old followed up a missed cut at the US Open with another in the Open Championship at St Andrews recently. “He has got to develop a golf swing he trusts – bottom line”.
“Whether he will do that now and fulfil his dream, I don’t know”.
“But, as I’ve been out here, it’s been nice to have people starting to see me as an individual rather than the link to Tiger”.
“He won the U.S. Open by 15 shots and was having a lesson the next week”, Player told Omnisport.
“But it’s sad to see him shooting 85 and missing the cuts and not hitting the fairways”. “It takes a bit of adjusting to playing golf with four layers on”, she said with a warming glow to a small gathering of press men who have developed the tortured rictus that comes with looking at too many sombre weather forecasts of late.
The remark didn’t go unnoticed by AARP staffers, who tweeted, “It’s better to be over 50 than it is to be over par”. If I want to know about business I’ll go to a businessman, I’ll come to you for good interviews; everyone has got their skills.
Chris Como coaches Woods; in August 2014 Woods split with Sean Foley, who had worked with his swing for four years.