Tiger Wood shared on the Saturday Golf Channel broadcast an episode with his former swing coach, Butch Harmon, and his former caddie, Steve Williams.
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“We talked a lot about how hilly this course is, and back in the day, Tiger and his caddie, Steve Williams had a little bet,” Wood said.
“Steve said he could run the back nine touching every tee box and every green in less than a half-hour. So he bet Tiger, and he bet Butch”. Who won? “And I emailed Steve the other day just to get the idea what he actually did it in.
He said he touched every tee box and every green and did it in 28 minutes”. And just how good is that, Rolf? “I can’t drive a cart around that fast,” he said on the broadcast. While Woods is not as synonymous with wagers as, say, Phil Mickelson, he’s still been a player in a few bets in his time.
Which brings to mind a recent gem from musician Kenny G, who shared it on the Fore Play podcast. Woods and Kenny played a putting contest at Pebble, Kenny lost on the last hole, and he owed Woods $20. From there, Kenny tells it well.
“I said, great, that was fun. Here’s your 20, Tiger,” Kenny said on the podcast. “He goes, no, no, no, don’t worry about it, you can pay me some other time. I said, wow, Tiger, awesome. So I walk around and then I see Butch Harmon.
I said, Butch, I just had this putting contest with Tiger, and I only lost 20 bucks. And he goes, he wants you to owe it to him, doesn’t he? I go, what? He goes, he wants to hold that against you. Here’s what you do — this is Butch telling me.
“Next time you see Tiger, take the 20, put it into his pocket, look him in the eye and go, f— you. I said, I can’t do that to Tiger Woods. He goes, you got to do it. I said, OK, I will. A day later, Woods walked past Kenny G.
“So I’m nervous, but I walk up behind Tiger, stuffed the money into his back pocket and he looks around at me and I go, hey, f— you,” the musician said on the podcast. “And he looks at me and goes, hey, that’s a good one. Good job, bro”.