Former world number one David Duval has responded angrily to reports suggesting he claimed Tiger Woods won't win another US Masters.
Duval gave an interview to a CBS affiliate station last week and believes his comments were taken out of context.
Host Vic Lombardi asked Duval whether he thought Woods could add to his 14 major titles when he recovers from injury. Duval states that Woods' best hopes were at the US Open or Open Championship and 'not so much Augusta any longer'.
But Duval reacted angrily after the online edition of the interview read: "Woods' One-Time Rival Duval Doesn't Expect Tiger Will Win Another Masters."
The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia posted the headline on Twitter and Duval reacted with: "At what point did I say that? You are being stupid. I said I think his best chances are at Opens. Stop sensationalizing," said Duvel.
"Sick of the reaction to my appearance with Vic. Bunch of damn idiots portraying my interview as saying Tiger won't win at Augusta. Never said such a thing. I said that in my opinion his best chances are at the Opens. Get a clue.
He added: "Exactly why everyone should pay attention to who his feeding them info. Really good at twisting things for a story."
Woods in still in pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles, but hasn't won one of the big four since the US Open in 2008 - at which point it looked as if he would comfortably beat the Golden Bear's tally.
But having not won a major since and with his recent injury struggles, many people are suggesting that Woods may not win another major.
In the interview Duval admitted that he doesn't think Woods will be able to win the five majors that would eclipse Nicklaus.
"Well, with what's happening to him, I would think the majors you would want to see him, or expect him to, are going to turn into the Opens. Not so much Augusta any longer," he concluded.
Duval was world number one in 1999 but has only won one major in his careers, the Open Championship in 2001. He has since suffered a series of injuries that have hampered his form.
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