Garlic a whiff for Tiger Woods
By MICHAEL SNEED firstname.lastname@example.org September 26, 2012 7:00PM
USA's Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the ninth hole during a practice round at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Updated: October 29, 2012 6:37AM
What’s the best way to turn off a vampire?
It will also tame a Tiger. ◆Link stink: Sneed hears golfing legend Tiger Woods, who is playing in the Ryder Cup golf tournament, which starts Friday, is so deadly allergic to garlic he has issued orders not to be served any while he’s here.
◆To wit: Garlic butter was omitted from the recipe for Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse’s famous sliders in Oakbrook Tuesday night, when the Ryder cup team showed up for dinner. “No garlic ... those were the instructions,” said a Sneed source. “Tiger showed up wearing his baseball cap backwards and was able to enjoy himself without worrying about his stoma ch.”◆To wit II: Garlic was also banned from the menu at the family-owned Rosewood Restaurant in Rosemont Wednesday night, where the Ryder Cup tossed its “gala.” Owner Jimmy Mandas told Sneed: “Nobody was served garlic. Easier th at way.”◆Femme fodder: Although the Ryder Cup players showed up with wives and girlfriends, Tiger, whose extracurricular marital woes once made headlines around the world, showe d up single.◆Divot data: Tiger’s hidden sex life wasn’t the only thing he kept from his wife, Elin Nordegren, from whom he is now divorced. The public learned of Tiger’s garlic allergy in 2003, when then-girlfriend Nordegren made him some pasta featur ing the allium. ◆Upshot: Tiger hadn’t told Elin about the allergy — which wound up wreaking havoc on Tiger’s gastrointestinal system, forcing him to miss two tournaments. Tiger lost 6 pounds in the illness, which he says afflicts everyone on his father’s side of the family.
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