The classic saying about golf is that it is a walk in the park spoiled.
Well, possibly two people think that understates the problem. Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods are brilliant golfers who know how the clubs and the white balls ruin a nice walk.
Here’s what Sergio Garcia is reported to have said about Tiger during the Players’ Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
“I’m not going to lie, he’s not my favorite guy to play with. He’s not the nicest guy on tour. It’s good for both of us. We don’t enjoy each other’s company. You don’t have to be a rocket engineer to figure that out.”
And, here are Tiger Wood’s reported words in response.
“The marshals told me he’d already hit. It’s not real surprising that he’s complaining about something. We didn’t do a lot of talking.”
So, we put the quotes to DeepWord to see what differences this objective app could find.
Both men were focused on action: moving and changing. As they are sportsmen, we are not surprised.
But, there’s a big surprise in their Silent Stances. Sergio is mostly closed. That means he is pretty set in his views. But, Tiger’s stance is partly open to other people’s point of view. Surprising.
Sergio’s mood, according to DeepWord is determined, realistic and smart. He’s clearly a no-nonsense sort of guy who knows what he wants. While Tiger’s mood is attentive, assertive and wary. Now, that’s very different. That sounds like another way of saying “wounded.”
And, DeepWord’s insight into Garcia’s mood is backed up by its characterization of his motivations. DeepWord sees them as being purposeful, attentive and unyielding. This guy is really sure about where he is headed, so look out!
But DeepWord sees something very different in Tiger’s response. It says his motivations are expectant, deliberate and influential. He is careful and forward looking. He wants to change people: maybe, he wants to change their point of view.
So, we have two very different perspectives of two very different types of people.
No surprise there was a clash that spoiled the walk in the park.