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Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods: ‘People are gonna talk s–t’


The talk of professional golf over the past handful of weeks of course has revolved around Tiger Woods taking a leave of absence from competitive golf as he attempts to regain his game after some pretty awful play over his past several tournaments.

Theories abound about what exactly is wrong with Woods: Is it mental, rustiness, lack of commitment and devotion to his craft or is it simply his age catching up with him as his body breaks down? Or a combination of several factors?

Whatever the nature of the problems afflicting Woods on the course, it seems like everybody has an opinion … including Kid Rock, of all people.

Kid Rock is an avid sports fan and something of a golfer as well, occasionally playing in pro-ams with John Daly, a pairing that makes perfect sense.

The rapper-rocker-genre-defying musician expressed his thoughts on Woods’ struggles during a recent interview with Rolling Stone where it is noted that the 45-year-old has been accepted as a member of Jack Nicklaus’ exclusive Bear’s Club near Palm Beach, Fla. Woods and Rock apparently have crossed paths a time or two, with the rocker saying he recently hit some balls with Woods at the golfer’s house.

When it came to his thoughts on Woods’ funk, the musician born as Robert James Ritchie made an interesting observation.

“Nice kid,” Rock told Rolling Stone. “A little bit of an Eminem and Axl Rose syndrome. Very reclusive, literal, and sometimes you feel a little bad for them. Sometimes they think the world’s against them. You gotta loosen up, man! People are gonna talk s–t. You just gotta enjoy it!”

Truer words may have never been spoken about Woods, although to think that the golfer is anything like Eminem or Axl Rose is an odd notion.

But to be honest, what Kid Rock had to say might be the best advice Woods could receive. Just play, have fun and things will fall into place. Who needs former swing coaches, esteemed golf analysts, fellow Tour players and everybody else when Kid Rock is around to drop insightful analysis and sage words of wisdom?

[H/T Golf Channel]