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The Interviews They'd Like Back

Bad jokes, snubs, and moments of brutal honesty from throughout golf history that have merited a mulligan

Tiger Woods

One of the defining moments of the 2013 Masters has been Tiger Woods' interview with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi, when the world No. 1 incriminated himself by recounting what was later deemed to be an illegal drop on the 15th hole of his second round. The admission set off a firestorm of controversy and led to Woods receiving a two-stroke penalty. Yet for Woods, the interview probably wasn't the most regrettable of his career; and when compared to some of the other Q-and-A missteps over the years, it wouldn't even register. From hyperbole to political incorrectness to moments of biting honesty, what follows is our compilation of interviews that the subjects would like to have back.

-- Sam Weinman

Payne Stewart

Sergio Garcia, 2013

The longtime feud between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods was reignited thanks to an incident during the third round of the Players in which Garcia blamed Woods for causing the crowd to stir as he was about to hit on the second hole. The spat dragged out for the next couple weeks as both players made comments expressing their dislike for each other, but then at a European Tour awards dinner, Garcia crossed the line. Asked if he would invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open, he responded: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken." If you feel like you've heard this one before. . .
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