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Tiger Woods Hits Back at Magazine for Publishing Fake Interview
When Golf Digest published a fake interview with Tiger Woods in their December 2014 issue, they expected the golfer to see the comic in it and be all smiles. However, that has not been the case because the champion has hit back at the magazine for printing a parody story that is not up to the standards.
According to Daily mail, Tiger still felt offended even when the headline clearly indicated that it was a fake interview. The golfer argued that the article was intended to taint his good image.
The article quotes Tiger saying that he is the greatest golfer of all times and that he is a combination of five of the best golfers in the world. The article was actually penned by Dan Jenkins.
Throughout the article, the fake Woods speaks of how he is passionate about sacking those who work for him. The character continues by adding that the golfer does not maintain any loyal friends and does not even remember being buddies with Mark O’Meera.
And as if that is not enough, the fake character criticizes the golfer for not tipping waiters handsomely and that he advises them to look for jobs that pay well.
The worst and funniest part is at the closure of the interview where the fake golfer regards himself as the best golfer on the planet.
“I rank me at Pebble Beach in 2000 first, me in the ’97 Masters second, me at St. Andrews in 2000 third, me at Hoylake in 2006 fourth, and me at Bay Hill, Firestone, Memorial and Torrey fifth…pick a year,” the character argued.
Tiger was offended and he was not going to take it lying down. He took it to his blog where he dissed the magazine.
“Did you read Dan Jenkins’ interview with me in the latest Golf Digest? I hope not. Because it wasn’t me. It was some jerk he created to pretend he was talking to me,” Tiger wrote. “All athletes know that we will be under scrutiny from the media. But this concocted article was below the belt,” he further added.
“Good-natured satire is one thing, but no fair-minded writer would put someone in the position of having to publicly deny that he mistreats his friends, takes pleasure in firing people and stiffs on tips-and a lot of other slurs too.”
And the feud did not end there. Tiger stated that he and his agent have written to the owners of the magazine. However, the editors defended their article by arguing that the headline was clearly marked as a fake.