JT and Jordan know they can't win the trash talk battle: "You BOTH have planes!"

Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas have weighed in on who will be the best trash talker ahead of The Match.

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Fri, 9 Dec 2022
JT and Jordan know they can't win the trash talk battle: "You BOTH have planes!"

Tiger Woods has revealed he is prohibited from really going for it with the trash talk ahead of The Match as Jordan Spieth conceded the 15-time major champion and Rory McIlroy are just too witty. 

Woods, McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Spieth all joined a virtual news conference ahead of the seventh iteration of The Match on December 10 at Pelican Golf Club. 

The big cat - whose first joint interview with his son Charlie Woods has just aired - revealed that the "chatter" might not reach the levels he would perhaps usually be accustomed to or want. 

Woods told reporters: 

"It's not quite like the chatter we'd normally have amongst ourselves because in today's day and age there are certain things and certain words you just can't use.
"As these guys know, my vocabulary is very limited in that regard. Certain verbs and nouns and adjectives, you just can't use."

Woods has also confirmed that he will be making an equipment switch before The Match and likely the PNC Championship with son Charlie a little later this month. 

He will be switching over to a Bridgestone Tour B X golf ball from the Tour B XS. It has already yielded greater distance, he said. 

Asked who the best trash talker of the four is, McIlroy said: 

"I know who thinks he is. JT thinks he is."

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Thomas then interjected and said it was hard to trash talk McIlroy and Woods. 

He said: 

"I feel like on the first tee Jordan and I just need to get it out in the open that, 'OK, you guys have more majors than us, more FedEx Cups than us, you both have an airplane and we don't.' Let's just get that out in the open and that way we don't get it used against us during the match."

Spieth then added: 

"They're both quick, too—quick and witty. I was saying before, me and Justin might have to take the nice-guy route, which is not normal for us in these kind of matches."

Thomas said: 

"When it comes to golf accomplishments, Jordan and I have done some nice things, but we don't really hold a candle to these guys. It'd be nice to get a little something to have that they would not."

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