While doing an interview on 710 AM in Seattle to promote the U.S. Senior Open coming to the Pacific Northwest, Champions Tour player Fred Funk expressed some issues with Tiger Woods's re-entry to the golfing world:
"I was a little turned off by the interview he gave with Peter Kostis after the Masters because it was kind of all about him and not graciousness he should have shown I think or humility a little bit because he did get a great reception from the crowd. It was a great win for Phil (Mickelson). It was great to see Amy (Phil's wife) out. If he said those three things, everybody in the world would still be pulling for him. And I'm still pulling for him. I'd just like to see him get back to a little bit of reality I think."
Even fellow golfers tend to forget that Woods conducted that somewhat gruff interview immediately following his final round and before Mickelson had finished his round which would have made for an awkward congratulations to Phil for a victory that hadn't happened yet.