Back in the day, 1997 to be precise, Fuzzy Zoeller recounted a colored joke about Tiger Woods which went like this about Tiger Woods ordering dinner requesting “fried chicken . . . or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve” at the champions dinner.
Zoeller, as you all golfing enthusiasts know is the Indiana native who has a all too quintessential tobacco infused baritone. Zoeller was a paragon of a model for how players should treat members on the greens who were out watching the golfing greats play.
So in your opinion, do you think Zoeller did grave injustice to Tiger Woods by making that joke? I think personally, we all make such comments to our friends and family. But doing it in private and doing it in public, that too when you are such a popular public person and will potentially have a huge fan base that looks up to you, is not good.
Tiger is an extremely refined balanced and respectful person and he should be treated the same, whether on the golf course or off.