The most recent issue of Golf Digest featured a parody interview with Tiger Woods written by Dan Jenkins (a man once called "the best sportswriter in America" by Larry King.) Woods is not happy about it.
A response from Woods titled 'Not True, Not Funny' featured on The Players' Tribune (a mouth-piece for various sports stars which launched last month.)
Here's a little sample from the 'interview':
Why haven't you fired Steiny, by the way? You've fired everybody else. Three gurus, Butch, Hank and Sean Foley. Two caddies, Fluff and Stevie. Your first agent, Hughes Norton, who made you rich before you'd won anything. Other minions.
I'll probably get around to it.
I like to fire people. It gives me something to do when I'm not shaping my shots.
You must have fired Marko. Don't hear much about him these days.
Mark O'Meara. Your old buddy.
The name sounds familiar.
Marko was your best friend in golf at one time.
I'm sorry, I can't place him. Did he play the tour?
In his response, Woods called the article a "grudge-fueled piece of character assassination" and asked "Journalistically and ethically, can you sink any lower?"
He also took umbrage with Golf Digest hiring an actor resembling him to pose for photos featured in the piece.
You have to wonder, what is the benefit of Woods responding to the article? He has simply given oxygen to an article which didn't get a whole lot of publicity in the first place.