A long read about Tiger and his gravitation towards wanting to be a Navy Seal. The read has virtually no golf in it but gives insight into who Tiger Woods was in 2006 and what he has become. I enjoyed the piece but didn’t come away with a much different opinion of Tiger except it sounds like he won’t be coming back to golf.
This story though was great though because it’s a known fact that if one person is a billion times richer than another guy, they should pick up the tab. On a side note, the way the ESPN website moved the story through the pictures in the background was fucking awesome. I wish rnningfool.com had that technology.
Then there’s the story of the lunch, which spread throughout the Naval Special Warfare community. Guys still tell it, almost a decade later. Tiger and a group of five or six went to a diner in La Posta. The waitress brought the check and the table went silent, according to two people there that day. Nobody said anything and neither did Tiger, and the other guys sort of looked at one another.
Finally one of the SEALs said, “Separate checks, please.”
The waitress walked away.
“We are all baffled,” says one SEAL, a veteran of numerous combat deployments. “We are sitting there with Tiger f—ing Woods, who probably makes more than all of us combined in a day. He’s shooting our ammo, taking our time. He’s a weird f—ing guy. That’s weird s—. Something’s wrong with you.”