Pat Perez, a two-time PGA Tour winner (2009, 2016), went on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Thursday and dished out some opinions that Team Tiger is NOT going to like.
After briefly praising Tiger Woods on the radio show for being “a needle mover, he is the needle” in golf, he proceeded to say Woods shows up to events for his sponsors and TV time but that “he can’t beat anybody.”
“…he’s got this new corporation he started so he has to keep his name relevant to keep the corporation going,” Perez said. “So he’s going to show up to a few events, he’s going to try to play.., he’s going to show the Monster bag, he’s going to show the TaylorMade driver, he’s gonna get on TV. He’s got the Nike clothes; he’s gotta keep that stuff relevant, but the bottomline is he knows he cant beat anybody. He knows it… I mean he shot 77. That guy cant shoot 77. What does he do the next day? Aw my backs gone. He knows he cant beat anybody! I told you! He’s not gonna come out and play poorly.”
Harsh words from Perez, who once played junior golf with Woods. He also went on to say that if Woods doesn’t play in the Masters that he’s likely done playing golf for the year.
When asked if he was going to play at Augusta, Perez said, “If he doesn’t play Augusta then it’s over… it’s not like he has his favorite major courses after Augusta.”
Will we see Tiger Woods play again this year? If you ask Pat Perez, the answer is “no.”