Tiger Woods Greeted With ‘Cheater’ Banner At U.S. Open
Tiger Woods was greeted with a “cheater” banner during the 115th U.S. Open championship. According to witnesses, the banner was attached to a small plane, which circled University Place, Washington’s, Chambers Bay range — repeatedly.
Although he attempted to ignore the embarrassing display, the PGA legend was obviously distracted.
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As reported by Us Magazine, Woods had a “historically rough start,” which included four bogeys. At the eighth hole, the former PGA Player of the Year lost his grip and sent his club sailing through the air.
Despite the fact that he clearly saw the “cheater” banner, Tiger Woods did not publicly acknowledge or comment about the exhibit.
Earlier this month, celebrity chef Bobby Flay was greeted with a similar “cheater” banner on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As reported by the Huffington Post, Flay was invited to the Walk of Fame to receive a coveted star. However, the ceremony was interrupted by a small plane, which displayed the humiliating sign.
Chef Bobby Flay’s Walk-Of-Fame Ceremony Was Interrupted With An Important Message. More here: http://t.co/OiKJcR4Chf pic.twitter.com/LsXweYZaym
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Although the banner was initially blamed on Bobby Flay’s estranged wife, Stephanie denied any involvement.
It is unclear who is responsible for Tiger Woods’ “cheater” banner. However, the U.S. Masters champion has been accused of cheating numerous times.
In 2009, Woods admitted cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren, with several women.
In an official statement provided by E!, Woods offered a public apology and explanation for his behavior.
“I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to… I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish.”
Although his indiscretions ultimately destroyed his marriage, the PGA champion said he learned from his mistakes.
Five years later, Woods was accused of cheating on his girlfriend of three years, Lindsey Vonn.
As reported by NESN, Vonn accused Woods of having an affair while he was “on the road” with the PGA. Although the former couple did not publicly discuss the incident, close friends said the U.S. Masters champion “blew it again… he can’t help himself… he’s got an addiction… he relapsed.”
Neither Elin Nordegren nor Lindsey Vonn has taken responsibility for or commented about Tiger Woods’ “cheater” Banner.
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