Tiger texts Rory: 'Get your finger out of your a-- and win'
After Woods won at Bay Hill on Monday to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings, he got a congratulatory text from the previous No. 1, his friend Rory McIlroy. Here's Tiger's response, according to McIlroy.
Q. Did you ring him Rory? Tiger was saying yesterday there's a banter between the two of you on this subject.
RORY MCILROY: I texted him this morning. I thought I would just let it all sort of die down yesterday and texted him this morning. He's ready to go and play at the Tavistock. Texted him said, "Well done." Hadn't spoken to him in a couple weeks. Just congratulated him and stuff as well and he said everything was good there. Told me to get my finger out of my ass and win this week.
Add this one to Woods's legendary digs, including his note to pal Darren Clarke after Clarke beat him 4 & 2 at the Accenture Match Play in 2000 ("Enjoy it you fat f---") and his text to a buddy after beating a canary-yellow-garbed Serio Garcia in the final round of the 2005 British Open ("I just bludgeoned Tweety Bird.")
Photo: Woods and McIlroy at the WGC Cadillac Championship in Miami (Getty Images).