Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oh, So Tiger Isn't a Billionaire ... Shoot!

You know all those enormous claims that Tiger Woods eclipsed a billion bucks this season because of his $10 million FedEx Cup check, making him the first ten figure athlete ever?

Yeah, not so much. According to Woods himself, he isn't a billionaire, basically pointing out that if journalists suck at one thing, it's math.

Reporter: "This last week, it was announced you hit the billionaire status. What's that like to learn?"

Tiger Woods: [Laughs] "Well, one, I haven't, so I don't know where that number came from."

Oh, Tiger. You modest, modest thing. Just tell us exactly how much money you're worth. Come on, we're all friends. We won't tell anybody, promise.

If you didn't expect this sort of thing from Woods, you haven't ever followed the guy. He is one of the few athletes in the world that can say a lot without really saying anything, a tribute to his upbringing, intelligence, and, umm, hair?

I still think Tiger is a billionaire. He can say whatever he wants, but anytime we hang out, I'm still going to ask him for a loan. He loves when you do that.


Ryan said...

An all time great photochop.

Mike said...

I suspect Tiger meant he doesn't have a billion dollars on hand . I wouldn't doubt that he's probably made that much since his career started.

In any case, I don't think I'd admit it either. Don't want the President hitting him up for a loan...

Wes said...


Or just ask for his personal cell phone in case you run out of noodles.