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Tiger Woods once had a priceless reaction when asked if he’d ever heard of Tom Hoge

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Tom Hoge recorded his first victory on the PGA Tour on Sunday at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with years of hard work paying off for the North Carolina native.

The 32-year-old has come a long way since making his debut on the Canadian Tour back in 2011, and while the golf world certainly knows who he is today, that wasn’t exactly the case when he was in contention alongside Tiger Woods back in 2015.

At the Wyndham Championship seven years ago, Tiger was looking to capture his first PGA Tour win in two years and found himself tied for the 36 hole lead with Hoge.

After his second-round press conference, Woods was asked had he ever heard of his co-leader at the event, which lead to the following confused exchange with a reporter: 

Reporter: Tiger this probably unfair but have you ever heard of Tom Hoge?

Tiger: “No, I wouldn’t. What is it? Or him? Or what? I don’t know.

Reporter: The guy you’re tied with.

Tiger: No, I don’t know. Never met him, never seen him. Don’t know anything about him.”

Seven years later, and Tom Hoge is now a winner on Tour and heading to Augusta National.

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. MhtLion

    Feb 25, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Just what’s wrong with GOLRWRX trying to spotlight this? I played and watched golf for 30 years. Yet, I’ve never heard Tom Hoge either. I sometimes think someone at GOLFWRX is sick but not in a good way.

  2. Henry R Fitzgerald

    Feb 23, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Tiger has never given a crap about nobody else until his career was close to over and needed the “people.”

    Spare me!

    • Joe

      Feb 23, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      It’s lonely at the top. If you’re doing it right.

  3. Jeff

    Feb 15, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Wasn’t there a similar anecdote when Tiger came to the scene?
    Someone asked the player if they had ever heard of Tiger Woods and the guy said “No, I’ve never played there” lol

  4. BigM

    Feb 8, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Stupid article.

    • MhtLion

      Feb 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      Exactly. Either a sick sense of humor or just a sick person.

  5. ace 704

    Feb 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Tiger never heard of anybody but himself

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Charlie Woods gives first interview after firing 68 at Notah Begay qualifying event

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Over the weekend, Charlie Woods participated in the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

With his dad on his bag, Charlie did not disappoint.

Charlie finished tied for fourth in the Boys 12-13 division thanks to a career low four-under 68.

After his round, Charlie gave an interview and in the process gave a lot of credit to the fifteen-time major champion helping him out throughout the event.

“Dad told me to stay patient. I just played steady golf,” Charlie said.

I’m sure we will hear a lot more of the name “Charlie Woods” in the coming years.

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‘He didn’t look right’ – Tiger’s mobility issues reportedly continue as he caddies for son Charlie

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Over the weekend, 13-year-old Charlie Woods played in a junior golf tournament and shot a career low 68 on his way to a second-place finish.

As great as the performance was for Charlie, a big part of the story was who he had on his bag. That’s right, his dad.

Tiger Woods caddied for Charlie during the event, and according to those in attendance, he “didn’t look right.”

According to @TWLegion on Twitter, the man who took a picture of Tiger Woods said he was in a cart all day and didn’t look completely healthy.

This adds further speculation to the health concerns of Tiger Woods. Many speculated that his lack of presence at the Presidents Cup was odd, considering he could have used a cart like the other captains of the American team. He was on the phone with Davis Love III during the match, but it was reported that he wasn’t in attendance due to “physical limitations.”

The last time we saw Tiger on the golf course — a missed cut at The Open in July — he didn’t look like he was ready to play professional golf competitively. Although his caddie Joe LaCava has speculated that we could see Woods tee it up a few times prior to the Masters in 2023, the recent developments don’t seem promising.

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‘I was pretty p****d off’ – Justin Thomas on Si-Woo Kim’s shush celebration during feisty Sunday clash

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With the Internationals down four points heading into Sunday singles in the Presidents Cup, The United States threw out their de-facto leader Justin Thomas in the first match of the day. In a match where it was crucial to set the tone, International Team captain Trevor Immelmann surprisingly chose Si Woo Kim to counter Thomas.

The South Korean did not disappoint, and although the United States went on to win pretty comfortably, Kim did his job in defeating Thomas by 1-up.

Tensions ran high throughout the day, with Thomas seemingly upset over Kim’s unwillingness to concede a few short putts early in the match.

It was a bit surprising to see Thomas take exception with Kim’s insistence that he finish out some short putts, considering that the Internationals needed to make up quite a large deficit. Additionally, Thomas had been a stickler all week about giving his opponents anything that bordered on “a gimme”.

After a big par putt on the 15th, a clearly emotional “JT” gave a big fist pump in celebration. Usually quite reserved, Si Woo Kim took notice and quieted the crowd after a big par save to match Thomas.

Once again, Thomas took exception to Si Woo, admitting after the match that he was “p***** off “at Kim’s theatrics.

“Honestly, at the time, I was pretty p***** off,” said Thomas afterwards. “I think when you’re in the moment, when you’re on the other side of it, it’s something that gets you motivated, gets you pumped up a little bit.”

When asked about his reaction to the made putt, Kim said he saw Patrick Reed do the celebration at the 2014 Ryder Cup and wanted to do something to match Thomas’ energy.

“I saw that Patrick [Reed] did it before, and yeah, JT give me fist pump, and then I had to do it. And I had to make it, and I made it. Then, like, yeah, I had to do something. I think that give me more energy.”

After all was said and done, Thomas admitted that Kim had the right to celebrate his victory.

“He hit the shots and made the putts better than I did the last three holes or, really, the last nine holes when he needed to,” said Thomas. “So, I can say whatever I want about it, but he beat me. So he has the upper hand on me. But we won the Cup so that’s all that matters.”

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