Tiger Woods, Restaurateur
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/1/14

Tiger Woods is opening a restaurant. Serious.

When you're a world-famous golf star, you get to meet all sorts of other famous and interesting people, including celebrity chef Bobby Flay, shown below with Tiger in 2006. Of course, since Woods is of above-average intelligence, it should not be surprising that he would develop an interest in such things as scuba-diving, piloting a large yacht, or even sophisticated food.

"The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club" is envisioned to be a 5,900 square-foot restaurant at Harbourside Place in Jupter, Florida at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Indiantown Road. No formal opening date has been given for the restaurant, but plans are for an opening early in 2015.

Developer Nick Mastroianni II said the restaurant will have outdoor seating and its own valet. Design plans indicated that "TWJS&DC" will have what is called a "prime location" near the marina and ampitheatre — but what else could they say? We cannot expect that the press release would quote Tiger as saying, "Geez, Nick shoved my place in a crappy location between the Williams-Sonoma store and Booze Mart," could we?

In fact, Woods said this in a prepared statement:
"I envision a place where people can meet friends, watch sports on TV and enjoy a great meal. I wanted to build it locally where I live and where it could help support the community.”
Of course, given that the development itself is costing US $150 million, and that it is Jupiter, Florida, more than likely the real support is going to come from customers and residents — not from developers and celebrity restaurateurs.

“I look forward to enjoying my restaurant as much as I hope the public will," said Tiger.

We're sure that he — and anybody else who can manage to afford it — will.

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[ comments ]
joe jones says:
Thanks for the last cheap shot!
homermania says:
I thought he was more of a Waffle House kind of guy.
slimpks1850 says:
Just don't choke because of the restaurant-biz pressure.
I hear it's real competitive. Major stuff.
e_c_poirier says:
I hope they serve drinks, the way Tiger's career has turned out (since he got caught cheating on his wife). . . ON THE ROCKS

He was once an incredible player, but being such a huge douche off the course will never be forgotten.
jasonfish11 says:
"since Woods is of above-average intelligence, it should not be surprising that he would develop an interest in such things as scuba-diving, piloting a large yacht, or even sophisticated food."

WTF is this?

I've seen some extremely dumb people strap on a scuba tank, and eat fancy food.

And I'm not quite sure how smart the captain of the Costa Concordia was. Not to mention the seemingly continuous string of mouth breathing morons using the boat ramps in Florida.
falcon50driver says:
Where's the evidence of above average intelligence?
Torleif Sorenson says:
  1. Tiger was among the top students at Western High School.

  2. Tiger's own classmates there voted him "Most Likely to Succeed."

  3. Tiger got into Stanford University, where people like Adrian Peterson, Richie Incognito, O.J. Simpson, Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald, and Ray Lewis never would have been considered for admittance.

  4. Rather than being some regular old dolt who can strap on a mask, Woods is a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Certified Divemaster. He can successfully hold his breath completely underwater for four minutes and has also free-dived to at least 100 feet.

    Speaking from experience, I have been 12 feet down in a diving pool and couldn't stand it for more than a few seconds.

  5. Having marital and infidelity issues has never correlated to a lack of intelligence.

Tiger Woods might have a cold and reclusive personality toward strangers, but the overwhelming anecdotal evidence is that he is a very intelligent guy.
jasonfish11 says:
As someone who did a lot of diving (scuba and free). I topped out at a 4 min 32 second static breath hold and had a 1 minute bottom time at 40' down while spearing fish. I never cared to see how deep I could go but am sure 100' was possible back when I free dove a lot.

As much as id like to consider myself intelligent. None of those accomplishments translate to intelligence. Dumb people can train to hold their breath.
jasonfish11 says:
Maybe he is really smart. But those examples sucked.

Tell me he studied oxygen saturation levels in you blood during a dive. Or how the affect on constriction of blood vessels from building water pressure affects the possible shallow water black out concerns.

Maybe he has studied enough to know the proper helium mixture to put into a tank when doing a deep dive to 350'.

Those things take intelligence not learning how to hold your breath for 4 minutes.
Matt F says:
And in other news 3 days old...
joe jones says:
When did Oob become the national arbiter of morals. We are not TMZ or the National Inquirer. We are or should be a golf blog.Leave the social commentary to Facebook and Twitter. Everyone wonders why we are losing participation. Look at the recent forums. Commercials from some unknown Indian selling crap.Our content stinks right now. Until I see some signs of improving content, Joe has left the building.
jasonfish11 says:
I feel like the forums are from monty python and the holy grail.

I'm not dead.
You'll be stone dead in a minute.

And about the spam.
There's some lovely filth over here.

Completely letting your old side go isn't a great marketing tool to convince me to move to the new site.
legitimatebeef says:
Aw come on Joe. If you stop commenting there will be a huge dip in oob activity. It will be felt. I would be the first to out myself as a Tiger Woods fan, but it's also easy to see that the guy has a bad rap. What you gonna do. When people rip on Tiger Woods in these comments, whether it's pertinent to the topic at hand or not, whether it's steeped in irrational personal bias, whether it's even based in reality or not, it doesn't matter. All they are effectively saying is: "I am a passionate fan of the game of golf." When people *stop* taking pot-shots at Tiger Woods, then we will really be in trouble. So as you can see, you should be thankful.
homermania says:
Good point, Beef. I have a desk job again, so I expect to be in here a little more often. It's good to see some old screen names still hacking it around.
Torleif Sorenson says:
@Homer, it is nice to have you back - we've missed you!
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