Donald clarifies comments, not writing off Woods
- By Jason Sobel
- Sep 14, 2011 2:15 PM ET
LEMONT, Ill. – World No. 1 Luke Donald made headlines recently for stating “a new era is upon us” in reference to Tiger Woods.
On Tuesday, he clarified those comments.
"You'd be a fool to write him off,” Donald said in advance of the BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, for which Woods did not qualify. “It's certainly not going to be easy for him to get back to where he was, [but] I wouldn't doubt that Tiger will come back and win again. Whether he'll win as prolifically as he did a few years ago, I'm not sure. Whether the Tiger era is over, I don't know.
“Obviously there's a lot of great young players coming up and showing a lot of talent, but certainly I would never be naïve enough to write Tiger off. He has a tremendous amount of talent, and I'm sure when he starts playing a little bit more that that will start showing again.”
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