Did Tiger Woods Reveal ‘The Final Truth’ In The Midst Of An Interview?

One ad claimed that Tiger Woods stormed off in the middle of an interview and then revealed the ultimate truth.  Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

One ad claimed that Tiger Woods stormed off in the middle of an interview and then revealed the ultimate truth. Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Assertion:

An online ad or article accurately reports that Tiger Woods “stormed off” in the middle of an interview and then revealed “the ultimate truth.”

Evaluation:

Assessment: False

Assessment: False

Since at least 2022, ads have appeared online claiming that PGA star Tiger Woods had abruptly walked out on an interview and later revealed “the ultimate truth.”

One such ad, which appeared in a conservative political newsletter, read: “Tiger Woods storms off in the middle of an interview. The final truth is out now.”

The inclusion of the ad specifically in a conservative newsletter brought to mind previous reporting ProPublica that said a “mysterious” ad network had “placed ads with fake endorsements from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk on conservative sites,” all for some kind of healing or fat-busting gummies.

One ad claimed that Tiger Woods stormed off in the middle of an interview and then revealed the ultimate truth.

One ad claimed that Tiger Woods stormed off in the middle of an interview and then revealed the ultimate truth.

However, this ad was false. The ad did not provide any evidence that Woods had stormed off during an interview, nor was there any additional information that the golfer had revealed any “ultimate truth.”

This ad and others like it were sent through adsoniris.com and led to an alleged US Golf Association (USGA) Article from “USGA News.” The article was hosted on the website cbdinsiderdeals.com and claimed that Woods had created his own line of CBD gummies and that former NBA icon Michael Jordan, actor Sam Elliott, golfer Phil Mickelsonand country singer Garth Brooks all endorsed the product.

Like we used to reported, Woods had not created his own line of CBD gummies, nor did any of the aforementioned celebrities endorse such products. Furthermore, the USGA was not involved in the publication of this article on cbdinsiderdeals.com, which is a scam website with no website.

According to one Search of online records, Namecheap.com provided the domain registration for cbdinsiderdeals.com and Cloudfare.com was involved in hosting the fraudulent content. As for adsoniris.com, Cloudfare.com provided both domain registration and hosting.

We contacted the USGA’s legal team to alert it to the activity on cbdinsiderdeals.com, including the fact that the bottom of the website misleadingly stated, “© 2022 United States Golf Association. All rights reserved.”

Sources:

Liles, Jordan. “Tiger Woods CBD Gummies Website Scams and Fake Reviews Flood Google.” Snoopy26 April 2022, https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tiger-woods-cbd-gummies-reviews/.

Silverman, Craig. “Right-wing websites linked to ex-Trump lawyer scam loyal supporters with fake celebrities.” ProPublica10 July 2023, https://www.propublica.org/article/right-wing-websites-scam-readers-phony-celebrity-pitches.

“WHOIS Lookup.” GoDaddy.com, https://www.godaddy.com/whois/.

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