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Tiger Woods takes a swing at Fort Worth’s Dan Jenkins – in print anyway

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Rarely does Golf Digest make the news, but leave it to Fort Worth’s Dan Jenkins to help the magazine for wannabe pros do just that.

Jenkins ran a fake Q&A with Tiger Woods in the  December issue of Golf Digest that takes pot shots at the PGA pro, both professionally and personally. The two have had a frosty relationship for many years with Jenkins asking to interview Woods and the golfer refusing. Doesn’t look like it will thaw anytime soon.  

The Q&A might have gone as unnoticed as a bad putt by a hacker, but Woods decided to answer Jenkins’ column on Derek Jeter’s The Players Tribute page with the title: “Not True, Not Funny.”

Woods opening: 

“Did you read Dan Jenkins’ interview with me in the latest Golf Digest? I hope not. Because it wasn’t me. It was some jerk he created to pretend he was talking to me. That’s right, Jenkins faked an interview, which fails as parody, and is really more like a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination.

Journalistically and ethically, can you sink any lower?”

Jenkins response on Twitter:

“My next column for Tiger: defining parody and satire. I thought I let him off easy.”



Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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