Scott – who gave this brutally honest response about whether he’d join the LIV golf tour before the 2022 Presidents Cup – recently joined the Subpar Golf podcast to discuss his career.
As a professional player, you can’t appear on a golf podcast without being asked if you have a great story about the big cat.
Scott, 49, who plays his 10th Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow — has spoken at length about the 15-time Main Champion.
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“Physically, he did everything better than anyone else,” he told Golf. “He drove it better than anyone else, ironed, slotted, pressed, clawed, everything was better than anyone else. That’s why he was in control.
“He was in his head so much better than anyone else, and then he got to the point where he was just playing mind games on the course and in the majors. He was also running.
“He’d just kind of do a full swing of a 7 and it flies in there really well and lets you see it’s a 7, and you tossed whether it was an 8 or a 9, and I was like, ‘Okay, it’s definitely an 8 if he hits a 7, and then he goes off and hits the 8 and he sends green mail.
He added, “It was kind of a standard thing when he messed with players a lot. It got to the point where I started having some success playing Tiger by not watching him play. That was the best way to go.
“I literally turned my back and didn’t watch him move or hit a shot or feel like I might get caught up in the drama that was playing with Tiger Woods because there’s so much going on.”
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Scott also brought up a story from the 2000 Open in St Andrews. This was where Woods, then 24, won his first of three Openings and his fourth major.
They were playing for money, and Scott Woods reportedly watched 4 irons roll on the 11th hole dance floor.
“I saw he hit the 4, went back to the bag, got the 4, and mailed the green,” Scott told Golf.[Tiger] He said, “You should never look in my bag.”
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Scott wasn’t Woods’ only victim. At the peak of his strength, he did that too four Things to try and put rival Phil Mickelson in his footsteps.
Butch Harmon, when he started working with Mickelson, told Lefty: “He’s been doing it to you his whole career and You don’t even know that. ”
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These four things, revealed in Alan Shipnock’s book on Mickelson, are:
1. Woods always tried to get off the court first so the crowd would move to the next tee while Mickelson put it on.
2. He would slow behind the green and let Phil walk to the tee box first, so when Tiger arrived, his play partner had to listen to the roar.
3. On the holes when it was [Mickelson] Was between 3 woods or a driver, Woods would pick a lower racket so he could fart down the fairway and have Mickelson watch him hit what would inevitably be a laser-like approach.
4. If an elephant speeds up and moves quickly, Tiger will slow down his gait and play speed. If Mickelson had a more relaxed vibe, Woods would have speeded up his gait and routine. Either way, the goal was to try to change his opponent’s tempo.