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Tiger Woods Was Asked About President Trump After His Round

Tiger Woods smiling.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 08: Tiger Woods of the United States speaks to the media during practice rounds prior to THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods didn't play as well as he wanted to at The Northern Trust this weekend, as the 42-year-old golfer finished -4 for the tournament. He's currently tied for 40th place after his -1 final round.

Woods, who will be playing a lot of golf over the next month-plus, was asked some non-golf questions after his final round today.

A writer, reportedly from the New York Times, asked Woods about his relationship with President Trump.

Woods didn't give him much, simply saying that he's had a relationship with Trump prior to his presidency and that you have to respect the office.

"Well, he's the President of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office," he told reporters.

Here's the full back-and-forth:

Woods had more to say about his game, understandably.

"I didn’t make any birdies this week," he told reporters. "I didn’t putt well and at the end of the day, I found a piece of my game that has been missing, which is driving it well, but you have to make putts. That’s the only way you’re going to shoot low rounds."

Woods said that the most-frustrating part of his weekend was the lack of any momentum building.

“That’s what you’re seeing is that I’m close and just one shot here, one shot there, per day, flips momentum,” he said. “It’s just looking for one shot a day here and there, and you just never know when that shot may come.”

Woods will be playing at Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston later this week. He's looking forward to it.

“I haven’t been there in years, so I’m looking forward to getting up there and playing,” he said. “Try and take a look at the golf course and have a good time.”

Woods' first round is set for Friday. The tournament is one of the rare ones that goes from Friday-Monday.

Stay tuned for tee time and pairing updates for Woods for that one.