A reporter seemingly sought to catch golf great Tiger Woods in controversy following his final round Sunday at the Northern Trust tournament in the New York City area.
Woods, however, did his best to dodge controversy, yet still acknowledged his relationship with President Donald Trump.
What did Woods say?
Woods was fielding questions from media, who typically ask about a golfer's performance that weekend, when one reporter asked Woods to describe his relationship with the president both professionally and personally.
"Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years. We’ve played golf together and, you know, we’ve had dinner together. And so yeah, I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency," Woods responded.
Not satisfied, the reporter asked Woods what he would say to people who find his relationship with Trump "interesting," considering Trump's policies make "people of color and immigrants" feel "threatened."
Woods responded: "Well, he’s the president of the United States and you have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike the personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office."
However, Woods' answer still did not quench the reporter's thirst for controversy. He followed up with a question about "race relations," asking Woods if he has anything "more broadly" to say, referring to Trump's beefs with black sports stars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
Finally, Woods, who finished in a tie for 40th place, shut down the reporter.
"No. I just finished 72 holes and I’m really hungry," he said.
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How did Trump respond?
He praised Woods for not saying "something that he didn’t want to say." He also praised Woods' return to golf success.
The Fake News Media worked hard to get Tiger Woods to say something that he didn’t want to say. Tiger wouldn’t play… https://t.co/LYoVBGneh6— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535377059.0
Trump, himself an avid golfer, is a known golfing partner and friend of Woods. The two have reportedly remained in touch since Trump became president.