Tiger Woods' attempt to help fan 'get laid'

Tiger Woods was happy to use his celebrity power for more nefarious reasons. Photo / Getty Images
Tiger Woods was happy to use his celebrity power for more nefarious reasons. Photo / Getty Images

Tiger Woods agreed to sign a hat for a fellow golfer's friend because he said it would "help him get laid", according to reports.

Golfer Kevin Na revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that Woods was happy to use his pulling power for more selfless reasons.

Perhaps Woods felt it was his duty to provide others with the rock star life he had clearly enjoyed for a large portion of his professional career, and on this occasion, the beneficiary was a good friend of Na.

Alan Shipnuck's profile of Na is a detailed description of a man plagued by self doubt but also capable of producing top-quality golf - such as the type he displayed to win the second event of the FedEx Cup in Las Vegas in 2011.

Along with the bounty of poignant anecdotes re-told by Shipnuck is a little gem about an encounter the now 32-year-old had with Tiger Woods on the practice green at the 2015 PGA Championship in August.

Na approached Tiger asking him to autograph a hat for his good friend Young Nam - whom Woods knew from junior golf. According to Shipnuck, Nam is reportedly a regular in the Korean tabloids due to his romantic liaisons with a famous actress and a former Miss Korea (a lifestyle Woods would no doubt approve of).

"Is Nam still getting a lot of a**?" Na recalls Woods asking.

Na said the hat was actually for Nam's girlfriend, a response that was enough to convince the former world No. 1 to whip out a pen and sign away.

"If it will help him get laid, I'll do it," Woods said.

The pair reportedly broke out in fits of laughter as the surrounding fans watched on in blissful ignorance.

The interview also revealed how Na copped a classic put-down from Kiwi caddie Steve Williams.

Williams, who became a celebrity caddie during his time with Tiger Woods, was unhappy with the poor and slow golf during the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship, when Kevin Na was in a playing group including Williams' boss Adam Scott.

The Sports Illustrated piece described Na's version of the confrontation with Williams.

"In the scoring tent as I was about to leave, Stevie looks at me and goes, 'Do you ever watch a bad movie again and again?'" Na said.

"I didn't really know what he was talking about, so I just said, 'Uh, no'. He goes, 'That's what you are, Kevin, a bad movie. I never want to see you play again'.

"And I looked at him, and I said, 'Stevie, you're out of line. If Adam has a problem with my play, he has every right to say whatever he wants. You're in no position to tell me what you just said to me'.

"He got real close to me and was saying basically that he could say whatever he wanted. It was getting pretty heated, but one of the Tour officials stepped in and said, 'Guys, not in here'. And that ended it."

- staff reporter and news.com.au

- NZ Herald

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