That Time Tiger Woods Served as a Loyal Wingman

January 13, 2016

Although Alan Shipnuck’s Sports Illustrated profile of Kevin Na is full of interesting details and insider anecdotes from Na’s career — including this one about Stevie Williams — one of the most salacious isn’t even about Na: it’s about Tiger Woods.

Shipnuck recounts a story that apparently took place at the 2015 PGA Championship, in which Na and Woods ended up having a secret laugh on the practice putting green.

From the SI story:

At last year’s PGA Championship, Na approached Tiger Woods on the practice putting green and asked him to autograph a hat for Nam (one of Kevin’s friends). Tiger knows Nam from junior golf and is well aware that he is a fixture in Korean tabloids for having romanced a well-known actress and a former Miss Korea, among others.

“Is Nam still getting a lot of ass?” Na recalls Woods asking.

Na replied that the hat was for Nam’s latest girlfriend.

That was an acceptable answer for Woods: “If it will help him get laid, I’ll do it.” The two cracked up, leaving the hundreds of fans surrounding the green to wonder what was so funny.

You can read the rest of the profile here.