Foley says Woods' tipping reputation not true

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One of the most sensitive aspects of Dan Jenkins’ parody column was his insinuation that Tiger Woods is a poor tipper.

Only it isn’t quite true, at least not according to Sean Foley, Woods’ swing coach of four years.

“It’s just more bulls---,” Foley said in an interview with Rick Young of ScoreGolf.com. “I’ve seen him tip caddies at local clubs $400 so I don’t know where that comes from. 

“Seriously, saying he doesn’t tip? How come (Jenkins) doesn’t mention Tiger raising $300 million for kids? Tiger is the epitome of the double-edged sword. Anything he does great doesn’t get mentioned. Anything he doesn’t it’s all over the place. Can you even imagine what the fallout would be if it was him and not (Phil) Mickelson who called out Tom Watson at the Ryder Cup?”

Really, Foley took exception to the entire fake interview in Golf Digest, calling it “classless.” It’s not a surprise that Foley has expressed public support for Woods, with whom he maintains a good relationship following their split in August. 

“I used to read Dan Jenkins’ stuff,” Foley said, according to the report. “He’s a brilliant writer and a Hall of Famer, but maybe it’s time for him to move on. If he does this in 2010 at least it’s timelier, but it’s the end of 2014. It’s obvious to everyone Tiger’s never given you an interview and everyone in golf history before him has. That’s Tiger’s prerogative. It seemed personal. Jenkins is a beautiful writer, a legend in this game, but what good does this article do? I mean, really, what purpose is it?”