Posted May 23, 2014

Rick Reilly Thinks Tiger Woods’ Tipping Leaves Much to Be Desired

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Rick Reilly was on “Conan” this week hawking his new book entitled Tiger, Meet My Sister… And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said. He’s transitioning from his weekly column on ESPN to go part-time on Bristol’s various television outfits, and he’s emptying out his notebook, so to speak, before he leaves. While on Conan, he had less than complimentary things to say about Tiger Woods, No. 5 in Sports Illustrated’s Fortunate 50, and his tipping skills.

“I’ve covered [Michael Jordan] his whole career, but I don’t think he can hold a candle to Tiger Woods. You need a court order to get Tiger’s wallet open. It’s unbelievable. He’s always like, ‘I don’t carry cash.’ I know a valet here in town that stands between Tiger and his car just to get his $2. He’s really terrible. I’ve seen Phil Mickelson buy a 50-cent cup of a lemonade from a little girl and give her $100. When he leaves the Masters each year, he gives the guys $2,500. Tiger gives them nothing. I was with Phil once, and it was raining. He sees a homeless guy, and he gets out, parks his car and gets out his umbrella to give to the guy. Tiger would charge the guy!”

The Tiger bit kicks in at 3:53.

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262 comments
tmarlin1221
tmarlin1221

tiger is a watermelon loving monkey...does the cheapness really shock anyone ?  

PaulGrady
PaulGrady

I hear Tiger gives waitresses the SHAFT!

SebastianJeffries
SebastianJeffries

Hey Rick Reilly, find a cave and disappear into it for about 20 years.

d1anaw
d1anaw

Why do the entitlement jerks who don't want to get off their butts and get jobs think that anyone who has money has an obligation to give it away? I hate tipping. I wish they would do away with it. It's bad enough that it is supposed to be voluntary, but everybody along the way holds their hand out thinking that they are entitled to be tipped for even speaking to someone, even if they are a jerk when they do it. They need to just pay people to do their jobs and do away with tipping. 

surfjohn2
surfjohn2

and Tiger is the guy everyone is so falling for except the ones who really know him. Who can trust Tiger Woods? Well, we know his former wife couldn't and maybe now we know a little more that Tiger only gives charity when it makes Tiger look good.

KathyBart
KathyBart

what I want to know is this: who the hell is this rick reilly? never heard of him in sports illustrated. So he decides he can write a book about bashing a sports star. Oh please, really? have not heard that before. Someone trying to make a few dollars to bash another. YAWN

vrgnweb
vrgnweb

Tell me Mr. Rick Reilly, Just how much money will you make off of your book trashing Tiger? Unbelievable!! Just like all you jerks making money off of and/or because of Tiger.    

IraLieberwicz
IraLieberwicz

wlbllms said it well .... woods is sports biggest scumbag.  F him.

ladylexus022765
ladylexus022765

He can't tip cause he saving his money since his ex just about took it all!!! HELLO!!!

Odd-Duck
Odd-Duck

Yeah, but, that Tiger sure can take a punch, i.e., #9 iron to the noggin!

wlbllms
wlbllms

just another reason why he is sports biggest scumbag

RussellARoe
RussellARoe

I thought he spent thousands upon thousands on hookers, booze and party time.  That is not being tight...........

rrusrjr2
rrusrjr2

Woods being a cheapskate not new. I saw it at Western Open near Chicago every year. Never gave his time to the crowds, either. Left lots of kids begging for autographs; never saw him sign one In nine years while assigned to security during the tournament. Arrogant f**k.

C15
C15

Tiger is a prick.

DasherSpangenberg
DasherSpangenberg

Does this idiot think guys are supposed to tip him after an interview?

SonoftheMosthigh
SonoftheMosthigh

Rick Reilly and any other idiot who seems to think they have the authority or just the stupidity to speak on what another man does with his earnings that none of you have an iota of the talent to earn.... Whomever provided service is compensated by their employer and if they depend on tips as their livelihood that was a choice that they made.  If they want what is in Tiger's or any other persons wallet they need to go do what that person did to earn what they earn...

Bahia
Bahia

Yup, it used to be a rumor but it is in fact true.  The person is who he is (cheapskate) and the golfer is who he is (one of the greatest).

MorphySmith
MorphySmith

even tigger's stripper/porn bedbuddies commented on how cheap he is.

dorado
dorado

what is the purpose of singling out tiger woods for this, other than fodder and page clicks for racist golf fans?  i mean, seriously, can we talk about golf?

calif2525
calif2525

i tip more than he does and I am poor

Golfaholic
Golfaholic

Any waitress will tell you that AA's do not tip.

BrianT.Robinson
BrianT.Robinson

So let me get this straight -- Tiger Woods, and athlete, comes in with a party of five, eats dinner, pays the tab, with the standard 17% added to the bill . . . and that makes him a BAD GUY because he did not hand more of his hard earned money over?

Does anyone go around behind CEO types and scrutinize their tipping? No. But athletes, who are ALREADY prone to be bankrupt when their playing careers are over, are getting trashed because when they are playing, they are not spending enough money on people other than their families and their creditors?

This remains one of the dumbest threads I have ever seen, and to see Reilly resurrect it on TV, after posting that crap on ESPN, is stupid.

jwn7
jwn7

I used to be a Hotel Doorman and it is amazing which Celebrities tip and those that don't. Most sports stars are dead beats. The worst I ever encountered was the Oak Ridge boys and Cheap Trick ( Fitting name). The best was Loretta Lynn.

d1anaw
d1anaw

@vrgnweb And I would bet money, he isn't going to give him a cut of the action either. 

mfinn530
mfinn530

@SonoftheMosthigh You sound like you don't belong in civilized society. I hope you never eat out. Do you realize that wait staff are paid UNDER minimum wage ( it is legal because there is expected tipping of 20%)? If a waiter files taxes they are ASSUMED by the IRS to earn 20% MORE than what their W2 form from their employer states? That means if cheapskates like you take advantage of them, they actually lose money by serving your kind. As for valets and other service personnel , they depend on tips too. You should be truly ashamed of yourself.

RadioT1
RadioT1

@SonoftheMosthigh YES PLEASE stay at home! That was one of the most idiotic comments that I have ever read! Servers bust their tails for cheap knuckleheads like you and in many states get 2-3 bucks an hour. Also, out of that 2-3 bucks an hour employers tax you for those that tip on a credit or debit card. So...without tips many times you get a check for essentially ZERO! Yes....companies don't have to pay minimum wage or even close for tipped positions! Did you know that? So...when I read about stuff like this it makes me SICK!! Also, we all know Tiger is a JERK! If I were a server and he came in I'd refuse to wait on him. 'Cause he'd treat you like you were scum and then not tip...probably just like you! 

lillyroses
lillyroses

@SonoftheMosthigh That was a whole lot of stupid shitzzz you mouthed off....I don't think anyone complained about what this azzz makes....it's about the fact that others need to make their living too...and in this country we still have a service culture where people are severly underpaid, so that we get are supposedly cheaper meals, and the workers will deliver better service by working insanely low wages. 

In this country, some people have very few options on where they work.  Everyone I know loves to stand for 10 hours a day, go back and forth to a back of the kitchen, clean up dirty plates, chewed food, remake the table and wait for the next azzz for 2-3 dollars a hour and not be tipped when they smile, run and get your water, extra bread and a clean fork.  BTW curious name.....WWJD?

Jikan
Jikan

You're the idiot when it comes to the restaurant industry so, please do all the servers a favor and stay home or keep eating at your local cafeteria's.

lillyroses
lillyroses

@dorado I always giggle a little when I read comments on a article that people clicked on and knew what the subject was when they clicked on said article....surprised it was about Woods?  His cheapness is LEGENDARY.

imjuliasdad
imjuliasdad

@dorado  sure we can      tiger is a cheapeee when it come to tipping    live with it

slimfat
slimfat

Dorado stop using the race card fascist, the only color being discriminated is green.

liamknujhm
liamknujhm

@dorado Has nothing to do with race, race card dude. Has to do with the fact that he's a billionaire that tips like a minimum wager. As far as golf goes, you can declare Jack's majors win record as safe

lillyroses
lillyroses

@BrianT.Robinson Sorry, I've heard Woods was not buying the dinner for the party of 5....he either wouldn't have his wallet, someone else would pay or the owner would pay.  And on top of that, he still wouldn't tip. 

wallab06
wallab06

@BrianT.Robinson I think what he is talking about is the fact that woods doesn't give a normal tip. He's the type that invites friends, (if he has any), to dinner, then as they are getting ready to leave and pay the bill he announces he forgot his wallet and asked the friend to pay! He's cheap. I bet on his boat, which has a small crew, he is one of the cheapest boat owners there is. Pretty pathetic!

David Knipp
David Knipp

@BrianT.Robinson You are assuming that Tiger pays the bill for that marvelous dinner for five and that there was a tip automatically added in...  Tiger probably gets up right around the time the bill is coming to the table and pretends like he has to go to the bathroom.

JimSmith4
JimSmith4

@BrianT.Robinson


He would only be paying a gratuity at that point because most restaurants charge an automatic 18% gratuity for parties of 6 or more.  


The point is that he would be tipping in that instance because he has to do it.  Apparently, when he is not with these 5 other guys that you postulate he is a terrible tipper.

Ajamesd
Ajamesd

Not all restaurants have the 17% gratuity rule.

janehull
janehull

@BrianT.Robinson Actually, I have seen it done for some uber rich guys- gates, jobs, buffet. Buffet is a good tipper, BTW.

lillyroses
lillyroses

@jwn7 Lol...you Do realize you mentioned three musical acts?

mfinn530
mfinn530

@Jikan Worse than an idiot. I posted some info for this uncouth individual.

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