April 7, 2010, - 6:42 pm
In 2003, I was the guest of Augusta National for an all-expenses paid week at the Masters. Even though it’s one of the most sought after sporting event tickets in the world–and I had an all access pass–it was one of the most boring weeks of my life. And it wasn’t just because the weather was cold, snowy, and rainy. It was slow, staid, boring. The only fun part was meeting Fred Couples, who is definitely very cool, extremely nice, and probably my favorite golfer.
It wasn’t fun watching golfers try to pick me up and pro athletes and celebs like Tiki and Ronde Barber try to pick up other women on the clubhouse lawn. Yawn. I was there because I’d spent the previous year in many appearances on TV defending Augusta National’s lack of female members against hags like Martha Burk (scroll down) and Gloria Allred (scroll down), and the club invited me as a thank you. The people who run the club were all very nice and very professional. It’s a dignified place.
So, I can’t imagine what it must be like, this week, with the disgraceful, sleazy Tiger Woods and his army of bodyguards looking out for strippers and prostitutes. It was a classy event. And the class is gone, replaced by Woods’ posse of protectors and butt-kissers all over the course. I also can’t imagine how this female golfing fan must have felt about her “classy” encounter with Woods’ thugs:
Minders guarding love cheat Tiger Woods confronted a golf fan and accused her of being his porn star mistress . . . .
Bodyguards shielding Woods on his comeback at the US Masters were given photos of at least a dozen girls with links to the shamed star.
One mistook the attractive fan for porn actress and striptease dancer Joslyn James yesterday and approached her asking, “Excuse me, ma’am – are you the stripper?”
The fan was left speechless until the minder realised his gaffe and apologised.
The boob [DS: Is this a "no pun intended"?] came as Woods, 34, did a practice round in Augusta, Georgia., where the tournament will tee off on Friday.
Six armed state troopers flanked him as he was watched by massive crowds, and Woods’ management team also hired their own bodyguards over concerns that one of his conquests would gatecrash the event.
Ah, the never-ending class act that is Tiger Woods. So much money, so little dignity.
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