Tiger Woods, Qualms With the PGA and His Hall of Fame Induction Are on Mark O’Meara’s Mind

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Mark O'Meara chats with Tiger Woods at the 2015 Masters.
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Mark O’Meara speaks out in an interview in the July issue of GOLF Magazine, and the two-time major champion has no shortage of quality material.

Quite a lot has happened since O’Meara, then 41, won the Masters and the British Open at Royal Birkdale in the span of a few months in 1998.

In the interview, O’Meara—who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame July 13—dishes on his disappointment in being selected after players like Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie. O’Meara’s two majors are more than Couples and Monty have combined to win. The 58-year-old also takes issue with the PGA of America for repeatedly overlooking him as Ryder Cup captain, not to mention the “slap in the face” the organization gave the reigning Masters and British Open champ at the 1999 PGA Championship.

At one point a close friend of Tiger Woods, O’Meara describes his depleted relationship with the 14-time major winner and his expectations for Tiger’s future. Did you know Woods used O’Meara’s back-up putter for a few months in 1999? That and much more in the Mark O’Meara GOLF Magazine Interview.

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