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December 18, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Tiger not welcome at Australian PGA host course

Posted at 12:09 PM by Samantha Glover | Categories: Tiger Woods, Truth & Rumors

P1-TigerWhile campaigning for his course to continue to host the Australian PGA Championship, Clive Palmer, owner of Australia's Palmer Coolum Resort, spoke out against World No. 3, Tiger Woods.

During an interview with The Australian's Brent Read, Palmer says Woods is no longer welcome at the event.

"Tiger Woods isn't the No 1 golfer in the world any more," Palmer said. "We don't want to look backwards, we want to look forwards. So why would you get Tiger Woods here? I would prefer to have Peter Senior than Tiger Woods.

"I am sure Peter Senior could beat Tiger Woods on a good day. I am sure he could.

"Tiger Woods has improved a lot but he's an emotional wreck and he's not a good example for kids, anyway."

The resort, located in Queensland's Sunshine Coast, has hosted the last 10 Australian PGA Championships. Palmer recently installed a 26-foot mechanical T-Rex between the ninth and 10th tees that drew the ire of some pros at this year's Aussie PGA. The prehistoric beast has been cited as one of the reasons officials are trying to find a new host course for the championship.

The PGA Tour of Australia is set to meet Wednesday to discuss potential venues for the event, although it is likely to be moved to the Gold Coast next year, according to the report.

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