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Tiger Woods Schools NY Times Reporter-Activist

After his final-round 70 at The Northern Trust, a New York Times activist/reporter attempted to drag Tiger Woods into America’s political battlefield for the sin of having a relationship with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

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Tiger Woods on the putting green prior to the final round of The Northern Trust at The Ridgewood CC in Paramus, NJ on Aug. 26, 2018. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Woods, though, wouldn’t take the bait, and instead of cowering like a chicken, or even surrendering to the enemies of free speech/thought – as most Trump-supporting athletes do when confronted with this oft-used bullying tactic, a confident (and hungry) Woods schooled the liberal activist.

After taking a few questions from the regulars in the golf media, the NYT activist/reporter jumped in and asked Woods if his relationship with the president was “personal or professional.”

“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years. We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency,” Woods politely answered.

The activist/reporter wasn’t satisfied, and then asked Tiger what he would say to Democrats who hate the president, “especially people of color” threatened by his policies (Black Unemployment Falls to Lowest Levels Since 1972 Ed.).

“Well, he’s the President of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office,” continued Woods.

The activist/reporter, though, wasn’t finished, and then asked Woods if he had “anything more broadly to say about the state and the discourse of race relations.”

Woods replied, “No. I’m just finished 72 holes and really hungry.”

Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis, author of the new book ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left Is Ruining Sports with Politics’ (Sep 2018), gave Woods high marks for his answer:

On Twitter, plenty of fed up sports fans had similar reactions to this one:

Update: The president caught wind of the “Fake News Media” tactic, and summarized it in a tweet:

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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