Woods laughs off viral pizza denial: 'We were starving'

SAN DIEGO – It’s tough to say what was more surprising from this episode: Tiger Woods getting denied a slice of pizza during Wednesday’s pro-am at Torrey Pines or the fact that Woods, arguably the most fit player in the game, eats pizza.

The moment was caught on video by a local reporter and it shows a light-hearted moment on the 13th tee when the pizza vendor, who described himself as a Tiger Woods fans, denied Woods a slice because of an ongoing health inspection.

Following a second-round 70 Woods was asked about the incident.

“We were looking for anything, we were starving. [Caddie Joey LaCava] didn’t put any sandwiches in the bag, didn’t have any bars, so we were all hungry,” Woods laughed.


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The local reporter with San Diego’s KUSI later removed the video from social media explaining in a Tweet, “Thanks to the 232K that enjoyed this. Sadly, the PGA Tour isn’t one of those, so it’s got to go goodbye.”

“A couple guys in the group were offering $20 for a box of pizza and we didn’t get any, so that’s the way it goes,” Woods said. “They were filling out paperwork at the time to be able to [serve] and we were the first ones through, so I don’t know.”

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