Tiger answers query from niece at Merion


ARDMORE, Pa. – Tiger Woods has done thousands of interviews in his career. Such is life when you’ve been the most dominant player of this era for the better part of 15 years.

So, when Woods is asked a question he wasn’t expecting, it comes as a surprise.

At the U.S. Open Tuesday at Merion, Woods fielded a question from his niece Cheyenne Woods, a fledgling 22-year-old professional.

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“The U.S. Open is usually one of the most grueling weeks of golf,” Cheyenne said. “So what would you do off the course in order to be at ease and relax?”

“Didn’t expect that,” Tiger said with a grin. “Well, off the course, we have a great crew at the house and we're going to have fun. Tomorrow, make sure you're – is it 6:30 dinner? Is that all right? Okay. Perfect.

“So just relax and have a good time and get away from it and when it's time to play, it's time to play. But overall we're just going to get away from it and not really watch any golf. When it's time for me to get ready, I'll get ready.”