Woods addresses criticism


BETHESDA, Md. – Tiger Woods found himself in unfamiliar territory Tuesday at Congressional. In an episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown criticized the world No. 1 for not speaking out on social issues.

“You know what's so interesting about Tiger to me?' Brown said. 'He is a killer, he will run over you, he will kick your ass. But as an individual for social change? Terrible. Terrible. Because he can get away with teaching kids to play golf, and that's his contribution. In the real world, I can't teach kids to play golf and that's my contribution, if I've got that kind of power.”

When asked to address Brown’s comments on Tuesday, Woods defended his record and pointed out all of the things his foundation does for inner city youth.

“I want to do it right and not just do it, but do it right. And that takes time, and you have to understand, you just don't jump into something,” Woods said. “What we've done so far has been very good, very efficient and it's helped a lot of kids, and taught a lot of kids how to get back and learn, learn how to lead, learn how to give back.”

 Not much of a war of words, but in golf that’s as harsh as it gets.