MARK O'MEARA: Pretty much seen it all with Tiger, I really have. I'll be coming out with my book some day. I'm just waiting. He's going to have to pay me off big time. I've got all the dirt. Trust me. (Laughter.) No, I wouldn't do that, he's good a friend. Even if he tells me to take a hike tomorrow or not, I don't care. It's been a joy for me to be able to be around him, maybe as a big brother, big brother little brother relationship, to help nurture him along.
But the thing is, every so often in life and we've talked this and seen this before, somebody comes along in a sport and transcends it, takes it to the next level, brings it out to the forefront and as a golfer, when I played high school golf was like, you didn't play golf when you were in high school, are you kidding me? That was the sissy sport. You wouldn't do it. Now that's not the case. Everybody wants to play golf. Young girls, young boys, girls teams, Michelle Wie, kids that are just unreal. A lot of that has been because of Tiger Woods. There's no denying it. He handled it, like I said earlier, unbelievably well. He doesn't like he's a fair guy when it comes to criticism. If you want to take a shot at him and he's deserving of a shot, I think he's fine with it. But when you start taking shots at him for no reason no player like that is. That's not right. If you can't write anything, you figure you've got to go negative with it, I understand people like to read negative press but I don't think any human being in their right mind but to be the No. 1 player, you've got to be a little thick skinned and Tiger is thick skinned. He can handle it, trust me.
JOEL SCHUCHMANN: Mark O'Meara, thank you.
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