Tiger Woods on President Trump — ‘We all must respect the office’

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods did his finest to remain away from controversy on Sunday when he was requested after the last spherical of the Northern Trust about his relationship with President Donald Trump.

Woods has performed golf with Trump, together with after he was elected in 2016 and once more final 12 months at Thanksgiving with golfers Dustin Johnson and Brad Faxon.

“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods said during a post-round interview at Ridgewood Country Club. “We’ve performed golf collectively. We’ve had dinner collectively. I’ve identified him pre-presidency and clearly throughout his presidency.”

When pressed about some folks being threatened by Trump “and his coverage,” in addition to Woods’ seemingly pleasant relationship with the president, Woods stated:

“Well, he is the president of the United States. You must respect the workplace. No matter who’s in the workplace, chances are you’ll like, dislike persona or the politics, however we all must respect the workplace.”

Asked if he had any extra to say about the state and discourse of race relations, Woods stated: “No. I simply completed 72 holes and am actually hungry.”

Woods has performed golf with former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the latter each out and in of workplace. There had been efforts to coordinate one thing with George W. Bush, nevertheless it by no means got here collectively, as the president in the reduction of on his in his second time period.

Like golfers Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Phil Mickelson, Woods has a villa named after him at Trump’s Doral resort in Miami.

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