You Haven’t Seen the Last of the Tiger Insult Banners
Ad agency promises even more “Bootyism” flyovers.
Tiger Woods’ return to professional golf Thursday was greeted with loud cheers from fans—and a small plane flying overhead with derisive banners.
One banner said, “Tiger: Did You Mean Bootyism?” – a reference to the golfer’s somber assertion at a news conference earlier this week that he had reconnected with his Buddhist faith. (Since up to 15 women have said Tiger had an affair or hookup with them, it’s probably a fair question.) Another one said: “Sex Addict? Yeah. Right. Sure. Me Too!”
No one knows who’s paying for the banners and the flying time (an estimated $1,200 per hour), but an Ohio company made the arrangements—and promised there would be more throughout the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, where Woods is playing.
Jim Miller, of Air Banner Aerial Ads, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the firm was planning to fly six messages in the coming days. “Keep your eyes open,” Miller said to the newspaper. “They get better and better.”
The plane buzzed over the golf course, even though the Federal Aviation Administration had issued an advisory saying that pilots should stay away from that airspace. According to the Journal-Constitution, two local airfields have refused the plane permission to take off and land. Miller refused to say what airstrip the plane would be using from now on.
It’s not known what Woods thinks of the banners, but one thing’s for sure: After more than a dozen women publicly air accusations and graphic details about your sex life, everything else can pretty much be taken in stride. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)