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The waiting Game

Tiger Woods waited nearly 20 years to get revenge on a caddie for trash-talking him at the Presidents Cup

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tiger Woods isn’t an official part of Team USA at this week’s Presidents Cup, but the return of the competition at Quail Hollow in Charlotte made us think of him and this funny story that unfolded when he was the captain of the U.S. team in 2019 at Royal Melbourne.

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Tiger Woods has proven time and again to be a patient golfer on the course. Apparently, that discipline extends to trash-talking as well.

On Wednesday ahead of the 2019 Presidents Cup, after waiting nearly 20 years, Woods finally jabbed back at caddie Paul Tesori for something that happened at the 2000 Presidents Cup. Webb Simpson's current caddie was on Vijay Singh's bag at the time and infamously wore a hat that read "TIGER WHO?" ahead of Singh's Sunday singles match against Woods.

Tiger had the last laugh that day, beating Singh 2 and 1 in the American victory at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Two decades later, Woods and Tesori shared a laugh over these hats provided to the U.S. team by its captain.

OK, so it's not so much trash-talking as it is trash-writing—and Tesori and Woods made up long ago—but still, that's pretty good. And that's quite a long time to wait. Hey, revenge is a dish best served cold. Even if it's freezing cold.