How Tiger and Obama became golf’s bogey men

Golf-digest-tiger-tips-obamaIn an effort to extend the shelf life of its products, the magazine industry uses cover dates that bear little relation to the point at which the publication is produced and available.

And thus the January issue of Golf Digest, available now, went to press on the 14 November – and its now-infamous ’10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger’ cover (pictured right) was “completed and closed” in the first week of November.

In other words, well before what the magazine’s editor describes as “the Thanksgiving week accident“.

What’s interesting, judging by the emails to the editor, it is not so much the image of the tarnished Tiger Woods on the cover that’s upsetting subscribers – it’s that of the US President.

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