Tiger Woods plays down plans to golf with Obama on Vineyard
It sounded like a match made in fairway heaven: Tiger Woods, one of the best golfers of all time, squaring off against part-time duffer – and full-time sportsman – President Barack Obama. According to the Boston Herald, the match was scheduled for sometime this week, at an undisclosed location on Martha's Vineyard, where the Obamas are vacationing. The timing was good: Tiger could rattle off a few holes, sip a cool beverage at the clubhouse, and be relaxed and ready for the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sept. 4.
But alas, the showdown is not meant to be. "We're a little busy today. We got a little skins game we've got to take care of today," Woods said on Monday. (Apparently, Woods has begun employing the majestic plural.) Fox News, which landed the scoop, says that Woods had already accepted an invitation to a charity skins game hosted by golfer Notah Begay III – and that he was unaware of the proposed Vineyard match. "Evidently people know more about my life than I do," Woods told Fox News. "I haven't even been informed yet."