Apr 12, 2013; Augusta, GA, USA; Tiger Woods takes a drop on the 15th hole during the second round of the 2013 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods: I Would Never Phone In a Violation


Tiger Woods didn’t win another Green Jacket at the Masters this year, but he didn’t come away without making any headlines. Before the weekend could even start, there was drama surrounding Woods and a controversial ball drop he had that threatened to see him disqualified but ended up only costing him a few strokes.

Jokes were made about the ex of Woods’ new Lindsey Vonn reporting Woods to USGA officials as it was revealed that a caller watching at home or from a monitor somewhere called in and assisted officials in pointing out the violation on the part of Woods.

While it’s a bizarre moment, Woods took a time to give a variation of the snitches get stitches slogan, saying he’d never call in and report a golfer for a violation he saw, whether it be at home on the TV, live on the course or in a different sport.

“I don’t ever see myself calling in and saying that Kobe (Bryant) traveled or things like that. … or some offensive lineman held,” Woods said Tuesday at TPC Sawgrass, via ESPN. “But it’s our sport, and that’s what we’ve accepted. Certain groups are going to get more heat than others just because they’re on TV. It is what it is.”

Woods is currently preparing for a run this weekend at the Player’s Championship and here’s to hoping he keeps his balls in order and doesn’t go dropping them where he’s not supposed to.

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