Crap! What is 15%? Eh- Screw it.
Tiger Lacks Basic Tipping Skills
By Kickntrue on 2/3/09
Imagine working at the nicest restaurant in town and Tiger Woods walks in with his entourage. The reality- don't expect a big pay day. The NY Post's Page Six says Orlando servers have known for years, the man doesn't tip.
"Whenever Tiger was in Las Vegas, there was a woman who would hang out with his group, sort of as a local guide," says our source. "They would have a great time but Tiger never tips. Ever. She had to stop going out with him because it would cost her three or four hundred bucks every time they went out, since she had to keep tipping for him. Even though he paid the bill, people knew her, so [to not leave a gratuity] would reflect badly on her."
I think some other bloggers have a fun take on this. From BootLeggerSports.com
So Tiger doesnGÇÖt tip, give the guy a break. ItGÇÖs still amazing what he has been able to accomplish with such a serious disability. He should become the first billionaire athlete, designs golf courses and has married a hot Swedish nanny and fathered a child.

Oh, speaking of which, Elin should probably never divorce Tiger. If he has this much trouble with tips, imagine how hard itGÇÖs going to be for him to figure out child support.
Pretty hilarious and maybe a good point.

Page Six
BootLeggerSports.com


[ comments ]
Chosen12b says:
Dude, Tiger, your a freakn billionare!! Tip!!
2/3/09
 
Steveberrywv says:
I know when he flew in to Pinehurst, he left a $10 tip for the guys who unloaded his jet. One shit load of bags and golf clubs and his wife left the tip too. But when Phil came in and his jet was unload he left a $200 tip coming and going. Tiger is a cheap ass
2/3/09
 
Chosen12b says:
Seriously, I agree with Steveberrywv! I know TIger is part Asian, Asians are frugal, but come on, Tip!!!!!
2/3/09
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
Hard to believe, but WOW!
2/3/09
 
chief_broom says:
I don't buy it.
2/3/09
 
badgolfergreg says:
Okay, so perhaps he should tip. I think tipping has gotten way out of hand. Everywhere you go someone has their hand out, expecting you to put some cash into it. For what? Doing their job? Should everyone who gets paid for whatever job they do also get tips? Truck drivers? Mail carriers? Convenience store cashiers? Police officers? WalMart cashiers? Go to a coffee shop and they have a jar next to the register expecting tips? For what? Taking my money? Go to the fast food restaurant next door and they don't expect tips. Why do some jobs come with an expectation of a tip? It's your JOB! It used to be a REWARD for service above and beyond. Now "service" is a word that us usually not applicaple any longer. You get a disinterested corpse reluctantly "waiting" on you and then expecting a tip....Okay, I'm done.
2/3/09
 
Kickntrue says:
TIP = To Insure Promptness. It used to be in fashion to put the maximum tip out on the table before the meal. As service dwindled you could remove the tip, one dollar at a time. Seeing the money on the table and the tip going away is incentive for the server to MOVE.

All that said- especially to badgolfergreg- you've never known anyone working in food service. Food servers make $2.14/hr. ALL of their money comes from tips. A good waiter/waitress will tell you to tip a great server great and a bad server terribly. That is how you weed out the corpses.
2/3/09
 
Kickntrue says:
... and sure- my story is BS- ( www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp), but it doesn't take away from it being a great idea.
2/3/09
 
furrier says:
Oh, for the days when the standard tip for dining was 10%. It seemed to change in the 70s.
2/3/09
 
kidputter says:
For someone worth a gazillion dollars this is absurd. Bad for the image, bad for golf. With celebrity lives so open to scrutiny, this will surely get out to the masses and may shed a bad light on golf's most marketed commodity. Golf is getting beaten up enough right now with luxury taxes and such. I'm not saying he should OVER tip, but get real. My girl works at a golf course and she tells me the worst tippers are old people and local pros. If you can afford the service, you can afford to tip the provider.
2/3/09
 
Steveberrywv says:
I know what I said was true,my son was one of the people working that night at Moore County Airport when both Phil and Tiger flew into Pinehurst. My son also did get an autograph from each.
2/3/09
 
falcon50driver says:
The pilot should make sure the line personnel get tips, especially when they assist in loading or unloading baggage.
2/3/09
 
GolfSmith7 says:
Barkley once said Michael Jordan doesn't tip either.
2/3/09
 
badgolfergreg says:
Kickntrue, I wasn't talking about food service. As a matter of fact I nearly never tip 15% in a restaurant. I get good service and I ALWAYS tip 20%+. Having said that, we hear constantly people yelling for the Feds to mandate a minimum wage increase. Yet restaurants don't have to abide...WHY???? They should be made to pay a livable wage, just like EVERY OTHER business in this country then a tip could be just that, a TIP for good service and not some God given right you OWE me simply because I happen to work in an industry that, for some unexplainable reason, doesn't have to play by the same rules as everyone else.
2/3/09
 
ToddRobb says:
Say it ain't so Tiger,, Say it ain't so..

WTF!!! I find it very disturbing. How the f... is that even possible??? You would think the "help" would love to see him coming. I mean come on... NOTHING???? It's one thing to be a bad tipper,, but NOTHING???

very disappointing (assuming it's true)
2/3/09
 
badgolfergreg says:
Having said that, my wife and I used to regularly dine with another couple. He always tipped $1. He didn't mind spending $50 or more for a meal but regardless of the tab, he dropped one sorry buck on the table. I can't count the times as we got up to leave, I dropped a few more dollars on the table because I was embarrassed by "Mr. Moneybags" cheapness. Man, I'm a mystery to myself!
2/3/09
 
TheBrownCrayon says:
There are a lot of athletes like that, I've waited on Tony Parker and Eva Longoria and they didn't tip much but I honestly don't think that they know better in that circumstance. But to classify it as all athletes is unfair because Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry I've heard hook it up.

And the 15 percent deal...What most people don't take into account is that the waiter owes at least 3 percent of there sales to someone. Some nights I tip out close to 10 percent of my sales, so if you're bill is 100 dollars, and you leave 15 percent, I'm only making 5 bucks...which sucks. And worse yet, if you don't tip, the server, in all cases, is actually paying for you to eat.

...sorry, as they pay my bills (read: green fees) I have a bunch of opinions when it comes to tips.
2/4/09
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
ToddRobb, you're exactly right. IF it's true. After making my first comment, I began to think, how does Tiger, who gives so much of his time to underprivledged youth through his learning centers, overlook something like this??? This story is similar to the story on Tiger's home using 200,000 plus gallons of water a month. I'd have to see it to believe it in both cases. JMHO
2/4/09
 
Snyper says:
Hmmmm....this story kind of reminds me of this article I read in the cigar lounge....I think it was called...CLASSLESS TIGER. This guy is a jerk in just about every way, shape, and form.
2/4/09
 
kidputter says:
Tiger is the best thing in the history of golf marketing. Nike may need to intervene on his behalf. I can't see him addressing the issue himself. Time to hire better PR people and maybe the designated payer.
2/4/09
 
onedollarwed says:
When you sit down and someone brings your food to you - here in America - you leave a "gratuity." Gratuity means... for nothing - like gatuitous remarks. Restaurants typically could not afford to pay people to stand around "waiting" for customers, in case there is a slow night/ week. Here, we literally pay their salary - a meal at a time. Salaries for wait staff are really tiny - below minimum wage. They are taxed on gratuity. A tip is not meant to be used as a way to reward better service - unless you go over the standard amount. That is the "tip." Most people just don't understand this. When you think of it, it seems weird that we would expect people to wait around for customers to straggle in and carry food to us. Can't we go pick it up off the counter?
But, like so many middle men, there is a niche for this service. Wait staff are typically asked to carry out other work when not busy, are charged for their own meals, and make almost nothing on slow nights. The money we leave is their salary!
2/4/09
 
onedollarwed says:
That came out a little weird, but I think you get it. In stead of restaurants paying a real salary, because of the risk, it's passed on to the customer. They could charge extra for the food, and then pay it to the server, but, it's easier for them to pass the risk on to the server. Many jobs require standard gratuity in the US - I can recall Red Caps, Room Service, etc. In some economically disadvantaged places it is standard to "tip" one month's "salary." Some it is expected but not required. Otherwise there wouldn't be these jobs.
It's all about shifting the risk away from ownership.
It's not the Black Market or anything - and poor tippers are lucky. Some places, jerks get killed for less.
Of course, in other countries - like the UK - gratuity is certainly unnecessary if not impolite - at least in restaurants. It makes you look like a creepy brown-noser or propositioner.
2/5/09
 
golfgirl says:
Funny, since Tiger became vocal about his support for our commander-in-chief, there seems to be much more Tiger bashing going on, or maybe that's just my imagination.
2/5/09
 
Chosen12b says:
golfgirl, what does that have to do with him being a bad tipper?
2/7/09
 
onedollarwed says:
Al Gore to his wife after PMARC debacle: "Bad Tipper!"

WARNING: THIS GOLF SITE MAY ENCOURAGE THE BASHING OF WHITE BALLS

Good question?!?!
2/7/09
 
kidputter says:
Don't bring race or politics into this. It's about another rich guy doing whatever he feel like. He should be following STANDARD practices in this country. It is not only commonplace, but is basically EXPECTED.
Keep politics and race where they belong. On www. bigotsrus.com
Most of us here have our own opinions on race, religion, politics and the like. We don't use a golf forum to voice them. This is about a golfer not abiding by standard practices, that's all.
2/8/09
 
ToddRobb says:
golfgirl, I think it is just your imagination.
2/9/09
 
onedollarwed says:
Anyone for A-Rod bashing?
Oops... that's kind of getting old.

If folks aspire to the big time, they should take the heat. They can quit at any time... like after the first few million - and play all the golf they'll ever want with nobody watching and no mansion, and no huge checks in the mailbox, and no paparazzi, and no 200,000 gallon toilet, and no.....
2/10/09
 
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