March 25, 2024

Tiger Woods’ brutal response to ‘cocky’ Abraham Ancer after Mexican’s call out | Golf | Sport

LIV Golf star Abraham Ancer has revisited his interaction with Tiger Woods in the 2019 Presidents Cup, stating his infamous public call-out was widely misrepresented.

The Mexican golfer turned out for the international team and expressed a desire to compete against Team USA captain Woods, causing an immediate stir.

He expressed his intention, despite the magnitude of the task, by stating: “I would like to play against Tiger (Woods).”

He went on to outine that the ultimate goal for him and his international team is simply to win, making a statement: “But the truth is that our objective is to do everything we can to win. Winning a match in the singles would be very special, so we need to try to get the cup.”

These comments stirred up quite a bit of chatter as he appeared to challenge golf icon Woods openly. When they indeed clashed at Royal Melbourne, it was the American champion who came out victorious.

In response to Ancer’s statements, Woods had quite an assertive remark: “Abe wanted it, he got it,”. Almost half a decade later, Ancer touched upon this incident again, keen to clarify that there were no hard feelings or overconfidence involved from his side, reports the Mirror.

“I get all these tweets, ‘Abraham Ancer wants Tiger’. That is what it said. I was like ‘well that is not what I said but whatever’,” he told LIV’s Fairway to Heaven podcast. “I got all of these people sending me texts saying ‘who do you think you are? challenging Tiger? ‘.

“All of that happens then Ernie [Els] throws my name out first, Tiger being a captain he then says ‘alright I’m going to go first’.

“I don’t know if he wanted to play against me or if he wanted to finish first and then go back to be a captain because he was a playing captain.

“Once that happened everything just resurfaced and the media blew it up… I honestly I was pretty upset because that was not what I meant.

“It would be amazing to play against my hero I don’t know who wouldn’t. “

Opening up on the match itself, Ancer added: “I think we both actually played pretty well.

“He did not miss. He made every single putt that he needed to make.”

Ancer had previously defended his comments in the aftermath of the event, claiming at the time: “When they asked me that at Mayakoba first of all, that question was in Spanish, so the tone when I said it, it was never like cocky or challenging or anything like that. At the moment I thought it would be a great experience, which it was.

“No matter what, with the outcome of the match, I would have gained a lot. I would have become a better player just from being in that situation.”.


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