From a truly painful press conference transcript read:
Q. I believe Sam was a name that your dad used to call you when you were young.
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, Sam, we wanted to have a name that would be meaningful to either side of the family, my side or Elin's side, because she was born basically an extension of Father's Day, it just happened to fit. My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, "Why don't you ever call me Tiger"?
He says, "Well, you look more like a Sam."
I said, "All right, that's cool." (Laughter).
And this was wild:
Q. This is kind of a three-part question, but they are all related. Can you talk about what your autograph policy is personally at tournaments, No. 1; and will it change at a tournament like this --And just a follow up before you start that answer, now that you are a father, will you be saving each and every child in Darfur too? Oh sorry, continue...
TIGER WOODS: Stop. No. 1, I sign. Only thing I don't sign are golf balls. (Smiling).
Q. Will that change at a tournament like this, with a tournament with your name on it, will it be more opportunity for you to do PR because the tournament has your name on it?
TIGER WOODS: No. We just sign. That's our responsibility as players; we sign an inordinate amount.
Q. And will it be tough for to you walk past a kid that wants an autograph now that you're starting to have children of your own?
TIGER WOODS: That's a good question. I haven't really experienced that yet. You try and sign as many as you can for kids. Sometimes it gets a little dangerous because they start getting run over, get pinched up against fences and stuff like that, and that's when you just have to call it quits because it becomes unsafe.
But as far as signing, you try and sign as many as you can because they are coming out and they want to get something that they can take home and something that they can cherish.