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Paul Azinger Calls Tiger Woods A' Hack' During British Open

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- It's not good to be Tiger Woods right now. 

In the opening round of a benign day at St. Andrews, Woods shot a 40 on the front nine. He didn't make his first birdie until No. 14 – on a day where birdies were literally everywhere. To add salt to the wound, ESPN golf analyst Paul Azinger absolutely ripped Woods while the world watched the 14-time major champ scrape it around the venue he once dominated like a 14-handicap.

Take it away, Paul.

"It's hard to watch the greatest player of his generation be a middle of the pack hack," Azinger said. "You almost want to say: Who are you and what have you done with Tiger Woods?"

There's more!

On his swing changes: "Everyone wanted to swing like Tiger. Except Tiger. No one needs to tell Tiger what to think. They need to remind him to think."

On where he goes from here: "He would be better off with a good conversation instead of a lesson."

A conversation could help, but what could you talk to Tiger about except his "feels" and how he's "close"?

 

 

 

 

Woods is well on his way to missing a second consecutive cut at a major. If he can't compete, or even make the weekend, at the Old Course (where he's won twice), then where can he? 

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