Tiger Woods explains ski mask

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Tiger Woods walks in the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (Armando Trovati / AP)
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Tiger Woods walks in the finish area of an alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (Armando Trovati / AP)

Tiger Woods just wanted to blend in, or more importantly, not stick out.

He failed at both.

On Tuesday, Woods was the most talkative he’s been in a while at the Phoenix Open presser where he explained his tooth mishap and the mask he wore to Lindsey Vonn’s ski race last week.

Woods says his tooth was knocked out by a videographer, which raised many eyebrows and to which Tiger shrugs off as, “It’s just the way the media is.”

As for the infamous skull recon mask, Woods says he used it primarily to cover the chipped tooth, but also to fit into a sportscape that he considers largely, um, pale.

“I was trying to blend in,” he told reporters. “There’s not a lot of brown dudes at ski races.”


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