Billionaire Palmer says Australian PGA Championship better without 'emotional wreck' Woods
Billionaire Clive Palmer has branded fourteen-times Major champion an emotional wreck, and added that the Australian PGA Championship was better off without the American, whom he considers as a bad example for kids.
"Tiger Woods isn't the No. 1 golfer in the world anymore," the Huffington Post quoted Palmer, as saying to an Australian newspaper.
"We don't want to look backwards; we want to look forwards. So why would we get Tiger Woods here? I would prefer to have (this year's winner) Peter Senior than Tiger Woods," he added.
"I am sure Peter Senior could beat Tiger Woods on a good day. I am sure he could," he said.
Palmer added: "Tiger Woods has improved a lot, but he's an emotional wreck, and he's not a good example for kids, anyway."
According to reports, Palmer instead of Woods is focusing his efforts on wooing world No. 1 Rory McIlroy.
"If you rang him now, he would probably tell you unless it's at Palmer Coolum Resort, I won't come. We can be sure he won't come if it goes somewhere else," Palmer said.
"If it stays here, there is a chance he might come here. We had Darren Clarke and Bubba Watson. Aussie resort owner doesn't want Woods at tourney," he added.