In Vanity Fair‘s February cover story on Tiger Woods, author Buzz Bissinger (Friday Night Lights) refers to Woods as “a sex addict who could not get enough” and cites a 1997 GQ interview with the golfer, who was 21 at the time, as evidence of the real Woods. Bissinger claims that the interview, conducted by writer Charles Pierce, was “largely a series of profane quips by Tiger, such as ‘What I can’t figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big d—–s?’” Bissinger then says Woods flirted with a few females on the GQ photo shoot set and told a dirty joke: “He rubbed the tips of his shoes together and then asked the women, ‘What’s this?’ They were stumped. ‘It’s a black guy taking off his condom.’”
While Woods attempted to live a largely private life, Bissinger writes that it was inevitable for the golfer’s personal and professional lives to collide. “In the end it was the age-old clash of image versus reality, the compartmentalization of two different lives that inevitably merge at some certain point, whoever you are.”
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