It seems like Tiger Woods can't even catch a break at his own event as he suffered a harsh bad beat to Russell Westbrook in a poker tournament.
If a poker tournament is named after Tiger Woods, then most would think that everything would go his way, right?
On Saturday (May 25) evening, the Masters champ was seen going against Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook playing a game of Texas Hold'em.
Westbrook was just one of the many celebrities who attended Tiger Wood's 8th annual poker charity tournament, Tiger's Poker Night. It was presented by the World Poker Tour and held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The yearly charity poker tournament was a part of the weekend festivities for Tiger Jam, an event that raises funds for Woods' TGR Foundation.
Phil Hellmuth was present there as the tournament emcee, announcing the poker action after introducing the two as the greatest golfer of all time versus one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
The NBA star found himself on the spotlight with the host himself in one of the final hands. Both he and Woods went all-in even before the dealer got to the flop, with Westbrook holding a Queen pair and Woods holding an Ace of spades and a King of clubs. When the dealer made the flop, the first card revealed an Ace, which made Woods to celebrate early as he got one of the best hands a player can get in Texas Hold'em.
In the video shared below, we can see Woods' dismay when a Queen popped up on the next card, making Westbrook the winner of the showdown.
The tournament concluded when high-stakes reg Dan Shak defeated Vegas grinder Anthony Alberto heads-up for the title.
TGR Foundation was established in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father, Earl Woods, to create and support community-based programs that improve the health, education, and welfare of underprivileged students in America. Last year's WPT Tiger Jam poker tournament event raised $1 million for the TGR Foundation, and the organizers are hopeful that this year's event has surpassed that record (the numbers are still being calculated).
Despite the loss at the poker table, Tiger Woods' video over the weekend via Twitter went viral as he was giving some golf instructions.
When a fan asked him what he thought of the guy who bet $85,000 on him to win The Masters, Woods replied, "Fucking great bet."