Tiger Woods said Jordan Spieth was in diapers when he won the Masters
Woods shows comedic side in Colbert interview
Leave it to Tiger Woods to serve up a little comedy. His golf game may not be up to par for prime time, but the guy’s got a few jokes and they aren’t too shabby.
The 14-time major winner was a guest of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday. He took a few jabs at himself and at President Barack Obama’s golf game. Woods also told Colbert that he keeps playing golf because he enjoys the competition and mentioned how he teases young golfer Jordan Spieth, 23, about his age.
Woods said that, at the Ryder Cup earlier this month, he jokingly implied that Spieth was still in diapers when Woods won his first Masters in 1997 by a record 12 shots. Spieth, for the record, was nearly 4 years old that April.
Woods joked that he played the video game Call of Duty for eight hours a day with a 30-minute lunch break when he was out of the game following his back surgeries. He said when he started to losing to 7-year-olds around the world, he was humbled.
Colbert asked Woods to give his impression of the golf games of U.S. presidents he has teed it up with.
— Barack Obama: He hits it “straight [and is] extremely competitive,” Woods said. He noted that it’s hard to hit it crooked when you hit it, “not longish,” which appeared to be Woods’ way of saying the sitting president doesn’t hit the ball very far.
— George H.W. Bush: “Fast golfer” and “very good.” Woods also noted that they can play in under two hours.
— Bill Clinton: “Lots of cuts,” Woods said. When pressed whether Clinton cut the ball (also known as a shot way to the right) or cut corners on the golf course, Woods paused, then, with the deft skill of one of the politicians he was describing, stuck to his original answer. “Cuts,” he said with a wry smile.
Colbert concluded the interview by looking at this year’s election.
“What about Trump?” Colbert asked.
“You said presidents,” Woods replied.