Tiger Woods gets up and down out of politics trap

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the
Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Northern Trust on Saturday in Ridgewood, N.J. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Gregory Shamus

PARAMUS, N.J. — After a so-so final round in a disappointing week, Tiger Woods avoided getting enmeshed in politics Sunday. He was asked pointedly about his relationship with President Trump and neither supported nor criticized the commander in chief.

“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years. We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency,” Woods said after shooting 1-under-par 70 to finish the Northern Trust at 4 under.

When he was asked specifically about Trump’s policies, Woods added: “He’s the president of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”

When the questioner asked Woods if he would like to offer…

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