Tiger Woods ‘looks so sauced’ in Las Vegas interview: fans

Tiger Woods looks like he needs a nap. 

While in Las Vegas for his TGR Foundation’s charity poker night alongside poker legend Phil Hellmuth, fans reacted to a video that Hellmuth posted Friday of a groggy-looking Woods and video game streamer Ninja. 

Woods’ face appeared swollen and he seemed to struggle with a lengthy statement, leading some to believe that Vegas may be getting the best of the 15-time major winner.

“I’m so proud of Tiger at the TGR foundation, we’re doing Tiger’s poker night,” Hellmuth said in the video he posted to X. “We’re going to raise a million, maybe $2 million dollars. It’s a really nice event.”

Tiger Woods does an interview with Phil Hellmuth to promote “Tiger Jam” charity poker event. Phil Hellmuth/X

After Hellmuth told Woods how proud he was of him, he asked Wood for his favorite moment involving his charity.

“It’s the stories that the kids come back and tell,” Woods said. “The first generation to ever go to college. Parents said you’d never go to college, grandparents say you’d never go to college, it’s useless. All of a sudden, they’re in college flourishing, going to Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and Yale, going to amazing places doing amazing things. One of our girls … she’s one of the directors who landed one of the rovers on Mars.”

The clip also included Ninja and Woods joking about Ninja’s golf struggles, with Woods saying it’s “boring” watching him play, and Hellmuth saying how they all “talk s–t” with Woods.

Tiger Woods in Las Vegas. Phil Hellmuth/X
Tiger Woods’ demeanor in the video had some fans worried. Phil Hellmuth/X

Fans seemed concerned with Woods mannerisms during the roughly 90-second clip.

“damn, I hope Tiger is OK…” another X user responded. 

“Tiger looks so sauced!!” another user replied.

“Tiger just lit up,” another speculated.

The all-time great golfer pled guilty in a DUI case in 2017 where he allegedly had five different drugs — Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana —  in his system. 

Phil Hellmuth interviewed Tiger Woods. Phil Hellmuth/X
Tiger Woods after the second round of the PGA Championship on May 17, 2024. Getty Images

Woods accepted a special exemption to play in the US Open at Pinehurst, with his five-year exemption from winning the 2019 Masters expiring.

Woods was out in North Carolina this week playing the course with the tournament teeing off June 13.

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