Some marshals say Tiger never said a peep when trying to figure out when it was his turn to hit, but now Garry Smits talks to Brian Nedrich of Fleming Island and Lance Paczkowski of St. Augustine, who contradict the stories in Michael Bamberger's piece.
“It is not true and definitely unfair to Tiger,” said Nedrich, who was a marshal at the second hole. “That’s because I was the one Tiger heard say that Sergio had hit.”
Paczkowski, who walked with Woods all 18 holes with a team of escorts, said he even asked Woods if he needed any more fans moved.
“He said, ‘No ... I'm good,’” Paczkowski said. “We talk to players all the time, if we need to in regards to their needs and crowd control.”
The claim that Woods didn’t ask marshals whether Garcia had hit or not also is misleading because Woods never said he asked for help — only that he was told Garcia had hit.