While most of golf seems just happy to have Tiger Woods
back, we're guessing Billy Payne
is not. The Augusta National Chairman spent several minutes today, on the eve of Tiger's return to golf, laying into the golf champ during a press conference. Billy Payne: not a fan of Tiger. (Getty Images)
“As he ascended in our rankings of the world’s great golfers, he became an example to our kids that success is directly attributable to hard work and effort,” Payne said.
“But as he now says himself, he forgot in the process to remember that with fame and fortune comes responsibility, not invisibility. It is not simply the degree of his conduct that is so egregious here; it is the fact that he disappointed all of us, and more importantly, our kids and our grandkids. Our hero did not live up to the expectations of the role model we saw for our children.”
Ouch. Should make for an awkward evening at the clubhouse.