Zalatoris: 'Id Love To See Tiger Use A Golf Cart'

We'd all like to see more of Tiger Woods in action but that's not going to happen. The reason, with his right leg shot to pieces and his back fused, is that he would never be happy using a cart while playing on the PGA Tour.

It's almost impossible to imagine a world where Woods wouldn't be granted an exemption but that doesn't even register on Woods' radar.

“No, I wouldn’t, no. No. Absolutely not. Not for a PGA Tour event, no. That’s just not who I am…That’s not how I’ve always been, and if I can’t play at that level, I can’t play at that level.”

The thinking is that using a golf cart presents a huge advantage, in terms of stamina, and over the tournament week stamina is a huge factor in keeping the body and mind fresh.

Will Zalatoris is just 26 and is the current World No. 8. He has also never played golf with Woods, hence why he would love the 15-time major winner to let a cart take the strain.

“I would love to play with Tiger at least once before he’s done-done just to do it. And I know that that would be an amazing experience because even at the PGA like I played in front of him the first two days, we had more people with us because the people would come up to our group to follow us so they could get a better look when Tiger rolls through than when I was in the final group on Saturday," Zalatoris told the 'In Depth With Graham Bensinger' podcast.

“The part that amazes me is that he just has such a hard time walking but man he can still play some good golf. Tiger could get a cart if he wants to, but you know he’s never going to take it because that’s who he is. Selfishly, I’m like, dude, get in the cart, I’m going to play with you, I want to see you when you’re 50, you’ve proven people wrong countless times coming back from injuries and I'm like get in the damn cart!

Zalatoris also admitted that he is like many of his peers when it comes to Woods in that he is just in total awe of the superstar.

“He’s just one of those guys that I never want to pry his space because I just have so much respect for how much he did even for me and he doesn’t know me. I was actually laughing at the PGA this year because he’s standing on the tee and he wasn’t playing with anybody, and I was going to play with another buddy and Tiger was standing on the tee and he said ‘Hey, do you guys wanna go’, I’m like, ‘You wanna come?’. I didn’t say it, I was like, ‘Okay yeah, Tiger tells me to go, I’m going, I got it’.

“It’s kinda fun because at the Open Championship, Tiger came by and smacked me on the backside and was like, ‘Hey, great playing Willy’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, that’s him, I know him!’"