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The most perplexing anecdote from the new Tiger Woods book


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As one of the most successful sportspeople of all time and also no stranger to tabloid headlines, there is plenty of fascination around Tiger Woods.

But how well do we really know the 14-time Major winner, who has been on the comeback trail as he looks to recapture former glories.

A book Tiger Woods by Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict has more details about the golf superstar on and off the course from childhood to the height of his career.

Keteyian joined Joe Molloy to discuss the main stories and take-aways from the unauthorised biography, including some eyebrow-raising anecdotes from those who have come across Tiger over the years. 

Augusta Aloofness

When Tiger played at the Masters in Augusta, he often stayed at the same house with pro golfer Mark O'Meara and his wife. The house was owned by Peggy Lewis, who tried to introduce herself to Tiger to say hello and tell him that all these years, it had been her house that he'd been staying in at Masters time.

"Peggy Lewis, she's introduced [by O'Meara's wife Alicia], 'Oh Tiger, this is Peggy Lewis, you've been staying at her house," said Keteyian.

"Peggy's got her hand out and all she's looking for is the slightest acknowledgment and the slightest thank you. 

"Tiger turns to Alicia and says, 'So what time are we leaving?' And walks away."

Not the slightest acknowledgment towards Lewis.

"I mean, I don't know who does that," Keteyian continued.

"That level of entitlement, that level of disdain for other people is to me and Jeff, as we were talking and these interviews were being done... Jeff had done that interview with Peggy and he called me and said, 'You're not going to believe what I heard today.'"

You can listen to the full interview on the podcast player where Keteyian also discussed the other issues in and around Tiger over the years.

 


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