Dec
10
2009
Gossip Magazine Duped by Tiger Trashers
By Stephanie Wei under General

In this week’s issue of Life & Style magazine, PGA Tour players Ben Crane and Charles Warren made some alarmingly disparaging remarks about Tiger Woods’ “transgressions.” Oh, WAIT — apparently they never made those comments! Devil Ball Golf’s Jay Busbee reports:

“Ben was very surprised and shocked to see these comments,” Crane’s manager, Tommy Limbaugh, said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports. “He never talked to anyone at Life & Style. He’s done no interviews since the Children’s Miracle Network at Disney Nov. 15. Ben wishes only the best for Tiger and Elin.”

Warren’s manager, Thomas Parker, echoed Crane’s sentiments. “He’s never spoken to this magazine,” Parker said. “There’s no story here.”

And, according to AP writer Doug Ferguson’s Twitter: “Ben Crane and Charles Warren say they were never interviewed” and “Magazine says freelancer spoke to 2 players at Q-school who ID’d themselves as Crane and Warren. Crane 51st on money list. Not at Q-school.”

Here’s what was published:

“This is no surprise to anyone who knows Tiger,” Crane tells Life & Style. “He’s a phony and a fake and he can’t retain that squeaky-clean endorsement deal any longer.” Crane also believes Elin may have known about Tiger’s other women. “She’s no fool,” Crane says, adding that perhaps Elin “turned a blind eye because of the money and the kids and the lifestyle he provides.”

PGA golfer Charles Warren agrees that it may have been more than love that attracted Elin to Tiger but that she should definitely leave him in light of what’s happened. “She was very young when Jesper introduced them,” Warren tells Life & Style. “She had stars in her eyes and maybe dollar signs too. But no, she should not stay with him. What kind of message would that send to her sister and mother and all the women out there? That your husband can be a bastard but as long as he makes the deal worthwhile, you’ll stay?”

Now someone go find the impostors.