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Martin Kaymer says Tiger Woods Deserves more respect
Pizutes
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Woods deserves more respect, says Kaymer Golf-Woods deserves more respect, says Kaymer
February 8, 2011
By Bernie McGuire

DUBAI, Feb 8 â€" Tiger Woods deserves to be givenmore respect for his huge contribution to golf while he seeks toreturn to winning ways, world number two Martin Kaymer said.

Woods, the greatest player of his generation and arguably ofall time, struggled through a winless 2010 campaign as he spentmuch of the season unsuccessfully trying to repair his marriageand undergoing the fourth swing change of his career.

The 14-times major champion, who was world number one formore than five years, has slipped to third in the rankings andtees up at this week’s Dubai Desert Classic looking to end a14-month title drought.

“Tiger shouldn’t be getting a hard time,” Kaymer, who hasbeen grouped with Woods for the opening two rounds, toldreporters.

“I have a lot of respect for him, all of the things that hedid and we should be very thankful for what he’s done for golf.

“Everybody knows he is struggling a little bit at the momentwith his game. But let him sort out a few things in his privatelife so that we can see more of people taking pictures of him onSunday afternoons.”

Organisers of the Dubai Desert Classic have grouped theworld’s top three playersâ€"number one Lee Westwood, Kaymer andWoods for the opening two rounds of the event.

It will be the first time Kaymer has competed alongsideWoods, a player he first admired in watching television coverageof the American’s 12-shot victory in the 1997 U.S. Masters.

“I have wanted to play alongside Tiger since ’97 when I sawhim win the Masters,” the German said.

“It was pretty much one of the first tournaments I watched,and I’ve been playing golf since I was 15. To see the bestplayer in the world winning a tournament like that was quite aninspiration and a motivation.”
PeteG512
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# 1    2/8/2011 8:32:34 AM   
That's respect, Thanks Mr. Kaymer. He also know if he does say something to the contrary, well (remember Stephen Ames 9-8).


LukeTuzinski
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# 2    2/8/2011 12:06:11 PM   
Nice to a see.


cogolfer1
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# 3    2/8/2011 5:11:01 PM   
Duh even I say that.


MikeNomgi
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# 4    2/8/2011 5:30:01 PM   

He also know if he does say something to the contrary, well (remember Stephen Ames 9-8).


That was then. This is now.


MikeNomgi
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# 5    2/8/2011 5:31:11 PM   

Nice to a see.


Nice to a see you a too.


DavidHagen
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# 6    2/8/2011 10:09:54 PM   
To get respect he should show a little more respect to his fans. I don't like Tiger as a person or how he treats fans, however he is a great golfer.


Robert Premeaux Jr.
Professional Champion
 
# 7    2/9/2011 12:10:41 AM   
I deserve more money, too. Anybody wanna give me some?


MikeNomgi
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# 8    2/9/2011 4:00:08 AM   

I deserve more money, too. Anybody wanna give me some?


Only if you think we OWE it to you, and you believe you are ENTITLED to it. :)


cogolfer1
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# 9    2/9/2011 7:07:47 AM   

To get respect he should show a little more respect to his fans. I don't like Tiger as a person or how he treats fans, however he is a great golfer.


AMEN!