Definitely Not FOTs (Friends of Tiger)
Winning golf tournaments all over the world has made Tiger Woods one of the most recognizable people on the planet. He is idolized and admired by millions. But along the way, he has made a few enemies and developed a few grudges.
A young Tiger Woods made mildly sexist and racist jokes in the presence of Charles Pierce, who was writing a cover story about the burgeoning star for GQ. Tiger thought the comments were off the record, but Pierce used them in his story, along with other material about Tiger's father, Earl.
Woods released a statement after the story ran in the April 1997 issue. "It's no secret that I'm 21-years-old and that I'm naive about the motives of certain ambitious writers. The article proves that, and I don't see any reason for anyone to pay $3 to find that out."