New York, April 8 (ANI): Tiger Woods' former classmate has dismissed the golfer's claim that he became a victim of racial attack in first grade.
Woods and his supporters has previously claimed that the playground at Cerritos Elementary School in Anaheim, Calif., was the scene of a vicious racial attack in 1981.
The golfer had claimed that sixth-grade bullies tied him to a tree on his first day of school, spray-painted him with the N-word and threw rocks at him - while his teacher "didn't really do much of anything."
Now, Richard Romero - a classmate of Woods in kindergarten and first grade, and his mother, Linda Kunishima, have defended Maureen Decker, the retired schoolteacher whom Woods described as indifferent to the alleged attack.
Romero has described Decker as a caring, vigilant teacher who would never have allowed such an incident to happen, reports the New York Daily News.
"No, never happened," Richard said when asked about the alleged incident.
His mother agreed.
"It has nothing to do with all the other stuff, the infidelities, I'd still be calling and saying it's untrue, that it never happened. She was very loving, very caring. It was a wonderful chool." Kunishima said. (ANI)