Woods breaks silence over PIF but not how you’d expect


Tiger Woods at the 2023 Masters Tournament (Image: Masters Media)

In case you missed it, Tiger Woods released his first public comments since the PGA and DP World Tours embarked on a bold U-turn to push through a deal with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.

Woods curated a 35 word tweet denying any knowledge of a document now included in a federal lawsuit; an apparent script prepared for Woods to deliver to players at a meeting at last year’s Travelers Championship.

It’s been widely reported that Woods’ comments are among 357 pages of documents included in an antitrust lawsuit involving the PGA Tour filed in the Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida.


The script linked to Woods was apparently hoped to form the basis of a rousing speech to the PGA Tour membership in order to help fend off the mega-million dollar offers from LIV Golf, though Woods point blank denies any knowledge of the document up to now.

Woods wrote: “In response to the talking points memo released this weekend, I have never seen this document until today, and I did not attend the players meeting for which it was prepared at the 2022 Travelers.”

Golf Digests reports that among other lines to be delivered, Woods would declare that PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was “the right guy for this war” and for the membership to “do what I did: tell the Saudis to go themselves. And mean it,” after Woods reportedly turned down hundreds of millions from the Saudis.

GolfChannel.com even reports that a line on Woods’ son, Charlie was set to be delivered to the masses, helping to outline the future Woods sees for the game of golf.

“You know, Charlie is a pretty good player… maybe some day he will be a professional golfer at the highest level. When and if that happens, I want him to be a PGA Tour member, and I want the PGA Tour to look like it does now – only better.”

The lines between fact and fiction in men’s pro golf have never been so blurred.

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