According to several sources, Bill Clinton and President Obama have both called Tiger Woods to offer words of encouragement. Clinton clearly knows what it feels like to have his sexuality on the evening news. The Obama call is a little less expected.
Query: Why can't presidents and former presidents call people who are not rich and famous in order to lift their spirits? They probably need it more than Woods. Plus, they face even more daunting issues with fewer resources.
Update: Golf Digest has printed a correction which says that Obama did not call Woods, but that he offered encouragement. The article does not state how Obama conveyed his encouragement.