Who didn’t like Tiger Woods’ story better when he was winning and happily married and that thing where he really likes to sleep with multiple escorts was, you know, wrapped up tight? But once the box is open–ask Pandora–people can’t help but peer in. Dan Jenkins, the writer, humorist and saber-toothed 84-year-old senior docent of the golf world, not only looked–he took a virtual leak in Woods’ box in a satirical fake interview with Woods in the December issue of Golf Digest. Jenkins didn’t shy away from Woods’ injuries, his long major-less streak, his sex scandal, his Ryder Cup problems, or his overall me-firstness. And, boy, it really made Tiger mad!
So mad that Woods got all pissy with his own article in response, called “Not True, Not Funny,” that appeared in Derek Jeter’s new web thingy. Problem with Tiger’s response is that nobody said Jenkins’ fake interview was true, and it’s not up to Tiger to tell you what’s funny. (Though he has every right to publish an article called “That Hurt My Feelings.” That would be great.) Woods called Jenkins’ interview a “grudge-fueled piece of character assassination.” But Tiger did a pretty good job of assassinating his own character, if we remember right–or at least bludgeoning the fictitious character he sold for years and gazillions to the public (and his wife).