WATCH: Tiger Woods CRACKS UP as Matt Fitzpatrick puts up another W for England

Tiger Woods certainly enjoyed watching England's Matt Fitzpatrick win the Hero Shot with a slam dunk before his PGA Tour event in the Bahamas.

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Wed, 30 Nov 2022
WATCH: Tiger Woods CRACKS UP as Matt Fitzpatrick puts up another W for England

Tiger Woods didn't appear to be in the best of spirits in his media conference before the Hero World Challenge. 

It was understandable, given that he was forced to withdraw from the tournament after he developed plantar fasciitis. 

Because of that, it's likely he was a little bit ticked and he used that frustration to vent on more than a few subjects on Tuesday. 

First there was Woods, 46, calling for Greg Norman to step down from his role as LIV Golf commissioner. 

Once that is done, Woods called for LIV to drop their litigation. The PGA Tour can subsequently halt theirs and then both sides can talk "freely". 

Woods also bit back at Phil Mickelson, suggesting that Lefty does not need thanking after the PGA Tour increased their prize purses.

Elsewhere, Woods claimed the Official World Golf Ranking system is flawed. He pointed to the fact that when he was in his heyday he could've gone a full calendar year without pegging it up and still not be moved from his position as the World No. 1. 

A short time after his media duties, Woods hosted the Hero Shot. 

It involved Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tom Kim, Billy Horschel, Justin Thomas and Max Homa hitting short pitches to a target in a lake. 

Fitzpatrick won this with a slam dunk in front of Tiger. And it left Kim absolutely devastated. Just take a look at JT rubbing it in as Tiger gives props to Fitzy. 

WATCH HERE:

The Hero World Challenge begins on 1 December. Woods was replaced in the field by the Austrian Sepp Straka. 

Here are the tee times for R1 in Albany, Bahamas:

All times ET

11 a.m. - Cameron Young, Tom Kim

11.11 a.m. - Billy Horschel, Sungjae Im

11:22 a.m. - Kevin Kisner, Sam Burns

11:33 a.m. - Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood

11:44 a.m. - Corey Conners, Shane Lowry

11:55 a.m. - Max Homa, Tony Finau

12:06 p.m. - Sepp Straka, Justin Thomas

12:17 p.m. - Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm

12.28 p.m. - Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth

12.39 p.m. - Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland

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