Tiger Woods was asked about his relationship with Donald Trump of all things after his Sunday round at The Northern Trust and gave the reporter a response he probably wasn’t hoping for.
Woods was fielding questions from the media after his fourth and final round–a time usually used to ask about a player’s performance throughout the week–when he received an unexpected question. One reporter felt it was the perfect time to ask Woods about his relationship with Donald Trump and whether it was “professional” or “personal.”
Seeing as Woods isn’t a politician, you would expect his answer to be fairly self-explanatory. But here is how he responded.
“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods began. “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.”
Unsatisfied with that response, the reporter decided to bring race into the equation and asked about Trump’s “sports debates” like his Twitter spat with LeBron James and his open opposition of the national anthem protests in the NFL. (RELATED: Donald Trump Tees It Up With Tiger Woods And Dustin Johnson)
“Well, he’s the President of the United States and you have to respect the office,” Woods continued. “No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike the personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”
The unidentified reporter still didn’t quit and asked if Woods had any other comments about “race relations” in the country.
“No. I just finished 72 holes and I’m really hungry,” Woods responded bluntly before moving on to answer questions that were actually relevant to his performance over the weekend.