Tiger Woods' Masters win inspiring Neil Warnock's bid to keep Cardiff up
Last Updated: 15/04/19 12:12pm
Neil Warnock will draw inspiration from Tiger Woods’ stunning Masters triumph as he tries to defy the odds and keep Cardiff in the Premier League.
Woods completed one of the great sporting comebacks on Sunday night as he won his fifth Masters title, 11 years after winning his last major.
Cardiff are battling to avoid relegation and are five points adrift of Tuesday's opponents Brighton, who have played one game less than Warnock's side and sit one place above them, 17th in the table.
"You've got to be optimistic," Warnock said ahead of the visit to the Amex Stadium.
"We've had that many kicks in the teeth in the last four months [and] we keep bouncing back really.
"We've just got to look at the golf, and look at what he's done, Tiger, which was amazing and nobody had given him a chance either.
"It's just an amazing story really. He's been written off that many times, hasn't he? But that determination [he showed is incredible].
"And obviously over the last few weeks we have felt sorry for ourselves a few times and we haven't got time to do that now. We have to give it our best shot and if it's not good enough we'll accept it."
Meanwhile, Warnock said he will contest FA charges over controversial remarks he made about Premier League officials.
Warnock was charged following comments he made in interviews immediately after the 2-1 Premier League home defeat to Chelsea on March 31 and in a radio interview the following day.
The 70-year-old called Premier League referees the "worst in the world" and had been given until Tuesday to provide a response.
"I've pleaded not guilty to the charges and I expect to have a hearing some time this week, I hope," Warnock said.
"But it can't come early because we've got a game Tuesday and I've got a funeral on Wednesday up in Chesterfield."