We can't get on every golfer that says something like this. Of course it should be easier when Tiger isn't playing or is out. That's a given and Webb knew that. He just won the U.S. Open and has a kid on the way. I'm sure his mind is on more than just golf right now. Can we give Webb a break? He's a nice kid with a bright future.
Had this been Phil or Rory, it'd be different, but this is Webb. His comments showed he has the utmost respect for Tiger. I can also tell you that pride is nowhere in Webb's dictionary unlike Phil or Rory or others.
I agree Webb is a good guy...he respects Tiger and Tiger likes him a lot.
Look at photos of Presidents Cup ..Webb was one of the first to hug Tiger in congratulations.
More than Rory I think Webb will contend often.
I really did not think Webb's comments were out-of-line. Heck, Ernie, Rory, and others have made reference to things being easier when Tiger is not at the top. All these comments about Tiger in contention-or- not is really a compliment for Tiger. They always think of him.
I'm waiting to hear someone say: Wow, it is easier now to win because Rory, or Luke, or Lee, or Phil are not playing or it sure got easier now that they are not lurking near the lead.