Tiger Woods on Sunday at The Northern Trust Open was asked a question from one of the reporters about his relationship with president Donald Trump and give response he probably wasn’t hoping for.
He was answering questions to the media after his fourth and final round,when suddenly one reporter asked him about their relation with the president. One reporter felt it was the perfect time to ask Woods about his relationship with Donald Trump and whether it was “professional” or “personal.”
If you ever doubted whether the sports media is fair to all regardless of politics, look at reaction to Tiger Woods’s comments on Trump. Tiger sticks to sports & media is furious with him. Sports media uses athletes to allow them to inject far left wing politics into sports.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 27, 2018
Tiger Woods on Trump: “We all must respect the office” pic.twitter.com/bgFyB1uX1P
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 27, 2018
“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods began. “We’ve played golf together and you know we’ve had dinner together. And so yeah, I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”
Unsatisfied with that response, the reporter decided to bring race into the equation and asked about Trump’s “sports debates” like his Twitter spat with LeBron James and his open opposition of the national anthem protests in the NFL.
“Well, he’s the President of the United States and you have to respect the office,” Woods continued. “No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike the personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”
The Fake News Media worked hard to get Tiger Woods to say something that he didn’t want to say. Tiger wouldn’t play the game – he is very smart. More importantly, he is playing great golf again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2018
The reporter then asked if Woods had any other comments about “race relations” in the country.
“No. I just finished 72 holes and I’m really hungry,” Woods responded