Tiger Woods, considered to be one of the most successful golfers of all time, let alone being one of the best paid athletes in the world, is never one who is far from controversy.
Whether this comes under the form of personal issues such as his infidelity scandal, or his 2017 arrest for driving under the influence.
And now it seems he's being shrouded in controversy again after a video has emerged of the 42-year-old making comments about opponents.
The clip was shot back in May, at Tiger Jam, a fundraiser held by Woods where he invites businessmen to help raise funds for his charity, and he also treats them to a concert in Las Vegas.
The recently posted video had the caption, "Saved this gem for the Major week," and was aimed to embarrass Tiger Woods ahead of The Open.
In the video, Tiger is seen giving a golf talk, and when he is asked whether opponents were afraid of him when he was at his peak, when Woods won 14 majors, he responds with a foul-mouthed comment at his rivals.
"I can’t control you. The only thing I can control is me. If you get intimidated, that’s your own f***ing issue."
And the American, who hasn't won a major since the 2008 US Open has received plenty of backlash on social media for his comments.
Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger, will hope this recent surfacing of him making comments about his opponents won't effect his play as he is one of the last players to tee off on Tuesday for the first round, alongside the Scottish Scott Russell Knox and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama.
With the defending champion Jordan Spieth having recently given back the Claret Jug at Carnoustie on Thursday, which is up for contention again, all of the golfers will try to keep their eye on the prize.
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