PGA Tour coach BLASTED for discussing Tiger Woods sushi comment

Peter Kostis didn't take kindly to an innocent comment that Tiger Woods made about the Champions Dinner this year at The Masters.

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Thu, 3 Mar 2022
PGA Tour coach BLASTED for discussing Tiger Woods sushi comment

Peter Kostis was blasted by golf fans for comparing a Tiger Woods comment from the Genesis Invitational to a comment made towards him in 1997.

While speaking to Jim Nantz and Sir Nick Faldo in the commentary booth at the Genesis Invitational, Woods was unsure if he would play at Augusta National but he confirmed his attendance at the Champions Dinner. 

"It'll be a great dinner, I don't know what kind of sushi we're going to have!" Woods joked. The winner of the previous Masters decides the menu for the following year.

Hideki Matsuyama became Japan's first male major winner at Augusta in 2021, so the 15-time major champion may have been referring to sushi being a popular dish in Japan.

This is what Kostis pulled up. The golf analyst and instructor tweeted and compared the situation to a comment Fuzzy Zoeller made in 1997.

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Just after Woods won The Masters 25 years ago, his first major title, Zoeller made a controversial comment which mentioned a racial stereotype.

"He’s doing quite well, pretty impressive. That little boy is driving well and he’s putting well. He’s doing everything it takes to win," said the 1979 Masters champion.

"So, you know what you guys do when he gets in here? You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year. Got it. Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve."

Kostis suggested that if one comment was met with hostility and the other was met with laughs, then this isn't fair. However, many golf fans disagreed with his opinion.


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