A new biography about Tiger Woods is getting a lot of attention, mostly for its eye-opening stories, including one describing a round featuring Woods and former President Bill Clinton.
Now a close advisor to the president who was present that day is pushing back hard against how that outing was characterized in the book.
In a piece on Golfdigest.com , former Clinton counselor Doug Band vehemently disputes how the Woods-Clinton round is portrayed by the authors, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. The authors’ account describes a rude and at times disrespectful Woods in respect to his interactions with Clinton, alleging that the two didn’t get along and the round was little more than a forced photo-op.
“The whole notion that Tiger was disrespectful toward the President is completely false,” Band writes. “The way the authors describe the round of golf (and the events surrounding it) is not only inaccurate, it’s mean-spirited.”
Band claims the outing was collegial and “they came to the game with respect for each other and left it with more.”
When asked about Band’s conflicting account, Benedict and Keteyian told Golfdigest.com, “In reality, it’s Band’s letter that is inaccurate. Our sources for this account were three people with direct involvement in the events that transpired. Let us be clear: We stand by the accuracy of our reporting.”
Tiger Woods hasn’t won a tournament in over five years, and people just don’t want to stop talking about him. We all love us some TIGER!