Joel McHale dissed Tiger Woods in his hilarious opening monologue at the 2015 ESPYS — right in front of his ex, Lindsey Vonn!
Joel McHale, 43, sure doesn’t hold back. Starting the show off with a hysterical string of jokes, the Soup star had the whole crowd laughing — especially with the funny he made about PGA legend/womanizer, Tiger Woods, 39. But wait — awkward alert! His former flame, Lindsey Vonn, 30, was sitting front row for the event. How did she take it? Click inside to find out!
“Jordan Spieth is having a big year. He’s in Scotland hoping to win his third major championship. Many are calling Jordan Spieth the new Tiger Woods — which is great news for golf,” Joel quipped, before adding the punchline: “And terrible news for the future Mrs. Jordan Spieth.”
And that’s when he realized — crap! — he had inadvertently made fun of Lindsey, who was in attendance at the annual sports event. “Is Lindsey behind me right now?” he asked before justify by saying, “She wasn’t married to him. Is she mad? She’s in front of me, too. All right. Great.”
The camera then panned to Lindsey’s face, showing a rather shocking reaction — an unexpected (and HUGE) smile. The skiing champ even started cracking up, proving she is literally the best sport ever. Clearly, she is so over Mr. Woods — and probably actually agrees with Joel’s one-liner. Watch the video above to check it out for yourself!
Obviously, Joel was referring to Tiger’s past indiscretions. He famously had multiple affairs on his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, 35, and was most recently accused of hooking up with Amanda Boyd, 27 (his golfing peer, Jason Dufner), while dating Lindsey — which he fiercely denied.
“This is 100 percent false,” Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg told Page Six. “Absolutely zero truth to the rumor.” On July 1, the National Enquirer claimed that the father-of-two had fallen back into his addiction to infidelity before breaking things off with Lindsey — by getting it on with Amanda.
Tiger had maintained a secret months-long tryst with Amanda, according to the mag’s report. Amanda separated from her 2103 PGA Champion hubby, Jason, in 2014 after just two years of marriage — prior to her alleged fling with Tiger.
“I couldn’t deny this more vehemently,” Tiger’s rep reiterated to Golfweek. “There is less than zero strand of truth to it. …They are not even acquaintances.” However, the National Enquirer refutes that statement. Apparently, Tiger’s rumored relationship with Amanda was the catalyst for his split from Lindsey, who he dated for almost three years.
“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” the blonde beauty wrote on Facebook in May. “I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together.”
“Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. I will always admire and respect Tiger,” she continued. “He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”
HollywoodLifers — what did YOU think of Joel’s diss towards Tiger? Do you think Lindsey handled it well?
— Evan Real