Doc Rivers admits he once tried to get ejected to watch Tiger at the Masters

Doc Rivers is a notoriously big golf fan, and it's clear even the rich and famous among us in sports are still awed by what Tiger Woods used to do.

Rivers told a story recently about a time he was coaching the Celtics and general manager Danny Ainge told him at halftime that Tiger was making a run at Augusta. Ainge then told him to purposefully get thrown out of the game and come watch the rest of the Masters with him in the locker room.

Rivers said he went for it in the first play of the third quarter, but the ref wouldn't throw him out. He actually pulled Rivers aside and said, "I want to watch it, too."

That is spectacular and yet another example of the pull Woods had over the entire sports world.

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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