Airplane Banner Over Augusta Says, ‘Tiger: Did You Mean Bootyism’

Tiger Woods was greeted warmly by fans when he started his first competitive round of golf since November. Amid all the cheers, a small plane flew overhead pulling a banner that alluded to the scandal that had sidelined him. The banner said, “Tiger: Did You Mean Bootyism?”

“Part of following this path is Buddhism,” he said, citing the religion practiced by more than 300 million people worldwide. “Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security, and it teaches me to stop following every impulse and learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.”

— Tiger Woods (Press Conference, Friday February 19, 2010)

The banner obviously a play on words to statements made by Tiger Woods at his press conference in February.


Tiger Woods returned to golf Thursday with a par on the first hole of the Masters. Playing competitively for the first time since last November, Woods was cheered loudly by the crowd at Augusta National.