Tiger Woods has demanded an apology from Golf Digest magazine after being made the subject of a parody interview.
According to the BBC, Jenkins, 84, decided to write the piece because he'd never been granted an exclusive interview with Woods, despite reporting on more than 200 majors.
Woods though didn't see the funny side.
Responding to Jenkins' piece, the 14-times major winner wrote a blog post on The Players’ Tribune entitled “Not True, Not Funny”. In it, he said:
Did you read Dan Jenkins' interview with me in the latest Golf Digest? I hope not. Because it wasn't me. It was some jerk he created to pretend he was talking to me.
That's right, Jenkins faked an interview, which fails as parody, and is really more like a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination.
Journalistically and ethically, can you sink any lower?
Woods added: “I like to think I have a good sense of humour, and that I’m more than willing to laugh at myself. In this game, you have to.”
The 38-year-old said the article was below the belt.
"No fair-minded writer would put someone in the position of having to publicly deny that he mistreats his friends, takes pleasure in firing people, and stiffs on tips—and a lot of other slurs, too," the American golfer wrote.
Woods said Jenkins' "frustration or resentment" at not being able to speak him shouldn't give him a license to go on the attack.