After a highly publicized late night out on the town with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn in Manhattan, Tiger Woods was prepared for the question.
"Do you think you would have gone to a red-carpet event during the week of a major?"
"Yeah, I have," said Woods on Tuesday afternoon. "I've gone to the golf writers dinner at Augusta."
Cue the laugh track from the assembled hacks, who know their fashion-challenged rubber chicken shindig at the Masters is hardly the equivalent of the swank Met Gala followed by a very late night at the Boom Boom Room.
"You like that one, huh?"
Woods -- who'd scrubbed up well given the photographs taken of him the night before -- was pleased with himself for making a funny.
But the question remained unanswered: If The Players Championship were really a major, would Woods have had a late night and shown up in time to play just four holes of practice?
"We have our four major championships, and that's that," he said.
"But if there was going to be another one, t...