"Get in the damn cart!" Zalatoris wants to see Tiger Woods playing at 50

Will Zalatoris says he wants to see Tiger Woods play until he is 50 years old as he jokingly urged the big cat to use a golf cart.

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Fri, 16 Sep 2022
"Get in the damn cart!" Zalatoris wants to see Tiger Woods playing at 50

Will Zalatoris has urged Tiger Woods to use a golf cart so he can play more and ultimately fulfil his dream of being paired with the big cat.

Zalatoris recently spoke to the journalist Graham Bensinger about his career so far. 

The 26-year-old discussed a number of topics, including this bold prediction about what will happen between the battle between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. 

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"I would love to play with Tiger at least once before he's done-done just to do it," he told Bensinger. 

"And I know that that would be an amazing experience because even at the PGA like I played in front of him the first two days, we had more people with us because the people would come up to our group to follow us so they could get a better look when Tiger rolls through than when I was in the final group on Saturday."

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He added: "The part that amazes me is that he just has such a hard time walking but man he can still play some good golf. Tiger could get a cart if he wants to, but you know he's never going to take it because that's who he is.

"Selfishly, I'm like, dude, get in the cart, I'm going to play with you, I want to see you when you're 50, you've proven people wrong countless times coming back from injuries and I'm like get in the damn cart!"

Woods used a cart when he first returned to action at the father/son jaunt last year at the PNC Championship in December following his car crash.  

It followed on from the 15-time major champion sending golf fans into fever pitch when he was filmed hitting balls on the range in his Sunday red at the Hero World Challenge. 

At the time, there was constant chatter about whether or not Woods would ever play professional golf again. 

Now he's back and despite at times looking more than a bit sore, his swing is looking as fluid as ever

"He's just one of those guys that I never want to pry his space because I just have so much respect for how much he did even for me and he doesn't know me," continued Zalatoris. 

"I was actually laughing at the PGA this year because he's standing on the tee and he wasn't playing with anybody, and I was going to play with another buddy and Tiger was standing on the tee and he said 'Hey, do you guys wanna go', I'm like, 'You wanna come?'. I didn't say it, I was like, 'Okay yeah, Tiger tells me to go, I'm going, I got it'.

"It's kinda fun because at the Open Championship, Tiger came by and smacked me on the backside and was like, 'Hey, great playing Willy' and I'm like 'Yeah, that's him, I know him!"

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