Tiger Woods and Mike "Fluff" Cowan
"(Tiger) came to view Fluff as a Deadhead with a yardage book," a source close to the then-23-year-old phenom said after Woods slapped Cowan with a pink slip in 1999. Though Tiger didn't cite a reason, word had it he was miffed at Cowan for speaking publicly about the financial terms of their arrangement. Whatever the case, Fluff seemed philosophical about the firing. "I will get by. I will survive," he said, in an interview with Golf Channel, quoting a lyric from the Grateful Dead.