Grace gushing on Tiger
The young South African on three rounds with the former World No 1
Since it broke in 2009 that he had been leading a second life jam-packed with extra-marital activity, pretty much everything said about Tiger Woods has been derogatory.
It's refreshing, then - especially to a massive Tiger fan like myself - to hear Branden Grace's kind words after playing three consecutive rounds with the World No 2 at the WGC-Bridgestone.
The South African, who has three European Tour victories in 2012, said: "I hadn’t played with him before, but now, to have played with him three days in a row, has been unreal.
"He's one hell of a guy, and he's pretty much the nicest guy I've ever played with." - Branden Grace on Tiger Woods
"I've learned a hell of a lot from playing with him. The way he plays
shots, the way he handles himself and things like that, has been great.
He's there because he is the best in the world. I've seen it now, and I
think people really criticise him, that is wrong."
The 24-year-old's closing statement was arguably he most surprising.
"He's one hell of a guy, and he's pretty much the nicest guy I've ever played with."
Is Tiger really the angry, unruly ogre the media makes him out to be?