A bad week for golf, or to be more specific Olympic golf and the game's biggest name.
Let's start with Rio, hosting the 2016 Games at which golf is to make its return after 112 years away.
Planning and building the course has been dogged by trouble from the get go.
It has been cut out of a nature reserve in western Rio - and in those words you'll sense where part of the problems lie - and is estimated to be about 70 per cent completed.
So far so good, except state prosecutors have now filed arguments against the city and the developer over environmental rules. Work is set to halt while legal issues are worked through.
Argue as much as you like that golf doesn't belong at the Olympics - and for what little it's worth that is the view of this writer - but it's coming, unless they manage to so completely stuff up the background details.
There have already been a mountain of delays and legal challenges.
Sitting beside a complex of luxury apartments selling for between US$3 million ($3.8 million) and US$7 million, one strong argument has been that it's more about real estate development instead of a golf course.
Grass has been put down for months. The South American growing season begins shortly.
Two full seasons are needed to make the course playable.
Assume it will all work out. Rules may be bent but it's highly unlikely Olympic officials in Rio will let a pesky business like the environment stop their Games.
All of which Tiger Woods doubtless could care less about. He's been in the news again this week, the subject of a prank fake interview with veteran Golf Digest writer Dan Jenkins.
The pair have long had a difficult relationship, indeed no relationship at all. After years of interview rejections, Jenkins decided to interview Woods, without Woods, so to speak.
He mocked the golfer, pointing to his reputation as a poor tipper and throwing darts at his personal life.
Woods didn't, you might say, take this lying down and took to a website which offers athletes the chance to get square with those who have made their life miserable, ie the media, former teammates and so on.
Frankly Woods is such an unappealing figure he deserves what he gets in my book. All-time great player until a few years ago, lousy person.
Some of Jenkins' barbs doubtless stung. Some may have been in poor taste.
But perhaps this is a case of someone reaping what over many years, he has sown.