If Golf Digest has any more embarrassments involving President Barack
Obama, the magazine just might join the Tea Party Movement.First
was the magazine's January 2010 cover illustration showing Obama and
Tiger Woods with the cover line "10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger,"
which hit newsstands just when Woods was offering America tips on how
to get your mistress to change her voicemail message and how to
stonewall the cops after a suspicious car accident.Now,
an article in the April issue of Golf Digest says that Obama called
Woods to offer encouragment after Woods's Thanksgiving night car accident and subsequent
revelations of affairs. One problem though; the
call never happened. ESPN.com, which carried the initial report of the
Obama call, filed a correction late Monday.
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article in the April issue of Golf Digest incorrectly reported that
President Obama made a personal call to Tiger Woods to offer
encouragement," the magazine said in an e-mail sent to media outlets
Monday. "Our mistake was due to a misunderstanding between the writer
and a trusted source. We regret the error."
The story also stated that President Clinton called Woods to offer
personal support. Upon further reporting, we found that Mr. Clinton had
"wished him well" in a telephone conversation, but that it was Woods
who had placed the call to Mr. Clinton on "something unrelated,"
according to the former president's spokesman, Matt McKenna. Our
mistakes in both cases were due to a misunderstanding between the
writer and a trusted source. We regret the errors.