Tiger Woods was asked on Sunday about his relationship with Trump.
Woods responded, “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.”
ESPN's Max Kellerman was angry about Woods' response.
He said, “And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say. … To say you must have respect for the office — Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect onto its present temporary occupant? No. Having respect for the office means principally, in my view, is the office holder should have respect for the office."
Trump and Woods have been golfing partners for years and have golfed together many times since Trump took office.
Kuhner say athletes shouldn't answer political questions from the media.