Fiction or parody? – Tiger Woods, who has struggled for form this season since undergoing back surgery earlier in the year, has voiced his anger at a parody interview published in Golf Digest.
Fiction or parody? – The parody, written by veteran correspondent Dan Jenkins, poked fun at 'Woods' inability to win a major title for six years.
Fiction or parody? – Jenkins took aim at 'Woods' for a habit of firing people -- "It gives me something to do when I'm not shaping my shots."
Fiction or parody? – It quotes the fake golfer as saying he thought about renaming his yacht Serenity, given the difficulties has faced in his personal life.
Fiction or parody? – In an angry response, Woods said Jenkins had created "some jerk... to pretend he was talking to me."
Fiction or parody? – On the Players' Tribune website,Woods lambasted Jenkins for "a grudge-fuelled piece of character assassination."
Fiction or parody? – The golfer said the article was "invented fiction" and "fails as parody."
Fiction or parody? – Woods wrote: "I like to think I have a good sense of humor, and that I'm more than willing to laugh at myself. This concocted article was below the belt."
Fiction or parody? – But his reaction was described as "pathetic" by the golf correspondent of British newspaper the Daily Telegraph James Corrigan.
Fiction or parody? – Corrigan said Woods' intervention had merely encouraged people to read the article in their droves.