According to Greg Norman, Tiger Woods is "intimidated" by Rory McIlroy to which Tiger joked about, earlier this week. So now Tiger's estranged friend, Charles Barkley came to his defense with some pretty interesting quotes. Barkley was on the Waddle and Silvy’s radio show in Chicago yesterday and had this to say about the situation:

"I would like for him to just blast Greg Norman … That situation gave everybody a chance to dump on you, and [Tiger] still tried to take the high road. I’m not a high road guy. I want him to come out and really blast Greg Norman. I wish he would go ballistic on Greg … I wish I could put some of my blackness in him … like toughness … [I've been] arrested eight times for fighting … just because I’m Charles Barkley, you can’t disrespect me … you just can’t say anything to me anytime you want to …"

Say what you want, but Barkley is speaking the truth. This country loves to knock people off of their pedestal faster than they put them there. It's a shame Tiger hasn't realized this after all that's happened to him—most of it his fault. He stopped fucking with Chuck ever since he got caught out there. Maybe he should start hanging out with Barkley and live a little. Tiger was running this golf shit when he was able to stick anything moving.  A few rails off of a stripper's ass in Vegas never hurt nobody.

Check Charles' sound bite here.

[via The Big Lead]