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article imageTiger Woods fires back at Golf Digest over satirical article

By Nate Smith     Nov 19, 2014 in Sports
Tiger Woods is defending himself against a scathing satirical piece penned by a Hall of Fame golf writer set to appear next month in Golf Digest.
Dan Jenkins wrote "My (Fake) Interview With Tiger* Or how it plays out in my mind," a tongue-in-cheek take down of the former World Golf number one that appears in the December issue of Golf Digest.
And Tiger isn't taking it lying down, having written a sharp rebuke of the long-time golf writer's work on a platform undertaken by legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
In his admittedly conjured up conversation with Tiger, Jenkins pulls few punches, hitting on the golfer's well-documented infidelities, messy divorce and lingering injuries.
Jenkins' piece also asserts Woods is a poor tipper of service workers, that he's a poor friend and that he enjoys firing people.
As part of the magazine spread, the digest also commissioned an actor to dress up like Tiger and pose for satirical photographs of Tiger, including one of him near the infamous Cadillac Escalade.
In his defense, titled, "Not True, Not Funny," posted on the Players' Tribune Web site, Woods calls the piece, "a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination."
He goes on to question the journalistic integrity of both Jenkins and the magazine.
More, Tiger's agent Mark Steinberg sent a letter to Golf Digest's publisher demanding a formal apology for the, "litany of disparagements that are either baseless or demonstrably untrue."
The letter also claims that Jenkins has a long held "hostility" for Woods.
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