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Not the best of friends.
- Published: 13 May 2013 at 09.53
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Watch and listen to golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia talk about each other after an incident during the Players Championship in Florida.
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Tiger Woods (R) of the USA and Sergio Garcia of Spain stand on the 11th tee during round three of The Players Championship at on Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Not the best of friends
Bitter rivals Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia played together on Saturday in the third round of the Players Championship. During a rain delay Garcia complained to reporters that a move by Woods to remove a club from his bag just as Garcia was hitting a shot sparked distracting crowd noise, causing him to hit the ball poorly.
Later, in separate interviews, both players talked about the incident. They don't sound angry, but if you listen closely, it is clear that don't like each other much.
Tiger: The marshals...they told me he already hit, so I pulled a club and was getting ready to play my shot and then I hear his comments afterward and (it's) not really surprising that he's complaining about something.
Reporter: Did you talk to him about it or did he talk to you?
Tiger: We don't do a lot of talking.
Reporter: Did you know that he said that before you went back out (after a rain delay)?
Reporter: No I didn't.
Sergio: We'll, it's very simple. You I think that, you know, it happens to me when I'm in Spain, you know, you...obviously it happens to him everywhere he goes. He gets a lot of people following and I think you have to be very careful because there's another guy playing and, you know, sometimes you have to pay attention to what's going on because, you know, if the other guy's hitting and you do something when you're in a crowd, the crowd is going to respond and, you know, it's going to affect the other player.
Reporter: He just told us that it not surprise...it not surprising to hear you complaining about something. That's his response. How do you feel about hearing that.
Sergio: That's fine. You know, at least I'm true to myself. You know. I know what I'm doing, you know, and he can do whatever he wants.
bitter – involving very angry feelings ความขมขื่น
rival – a person you are competing against or opposing คู่แข่ง
rain delay – a time when a sports competition or other event is stopped temporarily because it is raining
complain – to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about somebody/something บ่น, ร้องทุกข์
reporter – someone whose job is to write articles or make broadcasts about events in the news ผู้สื่อข่าว, นักข่าว
spark – to make something happen, especially something bad ก่อให้เกิด
distract – to take your attention away from something ทำให้ไขว้เขว เสียสมาธิ
separate –not joined to something else ซึ่งแยกออกจากกัน
interview – a meeting (often a public one) at which a journalist asks somebody questions in order to find out their opinions, experiences, etc. การสัมภาษณ์
incident – something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์
marshal – a person responsible for making sure that public events, especially sports events, take place without any problems, and for controlling crowds
comment – to express an opinion แสดงความคิดเห็น
simple – easy to understand; not complicated ง่าย,ไม่ยุ่งยาก, ไม่ซับซ้อน
pay attention – to watch, listen to, or consider something or someone very carefully เอาใจใส่, สนใจ
obviously – clearly เห็นได้ชัด, อย่างชัดแจ้ง
respond – to say or do something as a reaction to something
true to – showing respect and support for a particular person or belief in a way that does not change, even in different situations ที่ซื่อสัตย์, ที่ไม่หลอกลวง