Pat Perez pulled no punches when talking about the state of Tiger Woods’ game.
Instead of feeling sorry for the former world number one’s fall due to a series of back injuries, American golfer Perez laid it on the 14-time major champion.
“He knows he can’t beat anybody,” Perez said on the SiriusXM PGA Tour radio show on Thursday.
“He’s got this new corporation he started so he has to keep his name relevant to keep the corporation going. So he’s going to show up to a few events, he’s going to try to play…he’s going to show the Monster bag, he’s going to show the TaylorMade driver, he’s gonna get on TV. He’s got the Nike clothes, he’s gotta keep that stuff relevant.
“But the bottom line is he knows he can’t beat anybody. He knows it. He shot 77! That guy can’t shoot 77. What does he do the next day? ‘Aw my backs gone.’ He knows he can’t beat anybody!”
Woods was supposed to compete at the Genesis Open last week and this week at the Honda Classic, but he withdrew sighting back pain.
Perez, who has won twice on the PGA Tour, thinks Woods’ deciding moment will come at The Masters, but he does not have his hopes up.
“Personally, I don’t think you’ll see him again this year,” Perez said. “The guy can’t show up to an interview.”
Woods was supposed to speak last week at the Genesis Open, but pulled out because of the injury.