May
11
2013
Tiger and Sergio: The Real Housewives of the PGA Tour
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Can you feel the hate? Yep.

Can you feel the hate? Yep.

Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, who have some history, have provided the most drama of the week — or hell, for that matter, the year — in the third round of The Players Championship. (Un)fortunately, it was more through their words than their games, though.

Sergio being Sergio and very honest — which I’ve learned to find endearing —  started it, otherwise known as The Incident — (I mean, if we’re going to be juvenile, might as well go with it…), and then, Tiger let it get to him, obviously, and snapped back an equally catty remark. 

Q. I know you heard what Sergio said. What’s your explanation for what happened there on 2?
TIGER WOODS: Well, the marshals, they told me he already hit, so I pulled a club and was getting ready to play my shot, and then I hear his comments afterwards and not real surprising that he’s complaining about something.

Q. Did you talk to him about it or did he talk to you?
TIGER WOODS: We didn’t do a lot of talking.

Q. Did you know that he said that before you went back out or only just now?
TIGER WOODS: No, I knew.

Of course he did. I’m sure he only got 53 text messages immediately after.

You’re up, Sergio.

SERGIO GARCIA:  That was a little bit unfortunate that I think sometimes people have to be a little bit more careful.

Q.  He said it’s not surprising to hear you complaining about something was his response.  How do you feel about hearing that?

SERGIO GARCIA:  That’s fine.  At least I’m true to myself.  I know what I’m doing, and he can do whatever he wants.

Oh, snaps! Handbags have officially been thrown. Like I’ve said since being on  Tour, it’s a sorority house out here! (Bizarre, I know.)

/popcorn popping

After all, this is the entertainment business!

You’re away, Tiger. 

Meanwhile, the 162-ranked Swede leads.

(Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports)