Tiger Woods came to town Wednesday to promote next month’s AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club.
But Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez wouldn’t let the world’s No. 1 golfer leave without weighing in on one of the D.C. area’s top concerns: Robert Griffin III’s knee.
“It’s a difference in sports,” Woods told Hernandez in a one-on-one interview. “For me, did I have to be explosive when I came back? Yes. But only to a certain extent. I can hit the ball 30 yards shorter and still win a golf tournament. For him, losing a half a step, it’s a big deal. No one is going to be hitting me out there on the golf course.”
Woods had the ACL in his left knee reconstructed in 2008.
“It would be fun, though,” Woods joked about getting hit. “I would love to. It would be aggressive. We used to do that in high school – full contact golf. But that’s a different story.”
Unfortunately, Woods, a noted football fan, did not elaborate on his days of playing tackle golf. He did, though, express hope that RG3 will return to top form.
“What Robert is going through, and what Adrian [Peterson] went through and the year he came back and had. And even Tom Brady, he blew out his ACL and [that was his] lead leg. … For Robert, being a trail leg, hopefully he has the stability and power back and explosiveness so he can push off and throw that ball.”
When Hernandez asked Woods what position he would play if he were in the NFL, the golfer cracked: “Water boy.”
“I’d be quick though,” he added with a chuckle.