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Woods not bothered by "Tiger-Taming" talk
Tiger Woods has shrugged off "beatable" claims made by his opponent Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano ahead of their match at today's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain, Arizona.

"I feel exactly the same way as he does," three-times Match Play champion Woods told reporters on Tuesday before setting off to practise. "I feel he's beatable, too."

Asked whether he was especially motivated by what other players said about him, he replied: "It used to quite a bit when I was younger but as I've matured I've gone beyond that.

Fernandez-Castano, a five-times winner on the European Tour who has never played in the company of Woods, described the 14-times major champion as vulnerable on Monday.

"He's probably not at his best, and you have to look at it that way," the Spaniard said of the American who is working his way back to form after two years of struggle due to injuries and marital trouble.

"Maybe it's a good chance to play good, and maybe I can beat him. He's won this tournament three times and he has a very good match play record ... but not so good on the Ryder Cup. I think he's beatable."

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