Tiger Woods agrees with Adam Scott: Australians shouldn't cheer me!

Adam Scott has told Australians not to cheer for Tiger Woods at the Presidents Cup - and Tiger agrees. 

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Fri, 6 Dec 2019
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Tiger Woods has agreed with Adam Scott's recent comments that the home Australians fans should not be cheering for the United States playing captain at next week's Presidents Cup. 

Scott last week told Herald Sun that he hopes Australian golf fans are not "cheering enthusiastically for Tiger or anyone on the US team."

Asked by the media during this week's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas as to what he made of Scott's comments, and the 15-time major champion was in total agreement. 

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"No, that's just the way it is when you play overseas," said Woods, who will be acting as playing captain for the US team during next week's biennial contest against the Internationals at Royal Melbourne. 

"When you play against an opposing team in another person's home court, that's how it should be.

"As long as they're respectufl, that's fine. They are supposed to cheer more for their home team, just like we expect our American fans to cheer more for us when we're at home."

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"Last time it was too friendly," Scott told the Herald Sun, referring to the last Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in 2011 which resulted in a 19-15 victory for Fred Couples' United States team.

"Quite bluntly, we want the home-crowd advantage, and I'll be disappointed if they are cheering enthusiastically for Tiger or anyone on the US team.

"I'm not saying be a poor sport, but one challenge our team has always had is gaining a home-soil advantage because it's rare that stars like Tiger and DJ [Dustin Johnson] come to Australia (2011) or Korea (2015) where we play these things, and the locals are excited to see them as much as anyone on our team.

"But while we appreciate them very much, we don't have to cheer for them."

 

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