If Tiger Woods wants to turn his karma around, he might want to start with his tipping habits. It seems as if Tiger has a hard time parting with a dollar making his gratuity offerings nothing short of horrendous, according to the author of the latest book on the pro golfer.
People in the service industry who have dealings with Tiger frequently are very aware that the once phenomenal golfer will leave very little or nothing for their services by way of a tip. One valet that is accustom to Tiger's lack of consideration for the service industry workers stands between Tiger and his car just to get the $2 tip Tiger will cough up when put on the spot, reports News Oxy on July 23.
Rick Reilly appeared on the Conan O'Brien show to promote his new book "Tiger, Meet My Sister...And Other Things I Probably Shouldn't Have Said." He talked about the tipping habits of Tiger and compared them to Phil Mickelson who is known as one of the most generous golfers to walk the earth.
Mickelson stops at kids' lemonade stands and Reilly said he once saw him leave a little girl $100 tip for a 50 cent cup of lemonade. Mickelson is known for helping the homeless he comes across on the street. He's seen the golfer giving them his umbrella when it is raining. Reilly joked with Conan on his show saying "You need a court order to get Tiger's wallet open" in comparison, reports NESN News.
When Mickelson leaves the Masters each year, he gives the guys $2,500 for all they've done during the tournament, but yet Tiger leaves them nothing. It really isn't clear to anyone why Tiger, who has made over $1 billion in his career, is not willing to tip valets, waitstaff at restaurants and anyone else who provides a service that traditionally entails a tip.
People who park cars and who wait on tables count on tips to make their living. With all the disappointment and maybe even anger that Tiger has conjured up by not leaving or tip, or tipping so little that it's considered an insult, his karma may reflect this.
For those who believe in Karma, the energy that is behind this force grows with deeds done with good intentions in mind. While money has nothing to do with karma, it is the intention behind the deed of giving the money that counts. Karma is created by "our thoughts, words and deeds," according to Karma Explained.
At this point in Tiger's career he is not the man always on top, he is just a contender vying for a win. It couldn't hurt for him to start tipping and spreading some good thoughts while doing so. You never know, a comeback could be in the cards for the man who has made golf more of a spectator sport than it ever was. Maybe if he turned his lack of generosity around, his golf game will follow!