Golf Writers Plan to Boycott Tiger’s Press Conference

Tiger Woods may have something to say Friday, but the Golf Writers Association of American has unanimously voted to boycott his presser unless he alters his policy.

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Tiger Woods may have something to say Friday, but the Golf Writers Association of American has unanimously voted to boycott his presser unless he alters his policy.

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The nation’s golf writers have stymiedTiger Woods.

The board of directors of the Golf Writers ofAmerica has voted unanimously to boycott Woods’ statement reading unless it is opened to all accredited media.

"I cannot stress how strongly our board felt that this should be open to all media and also for the opportunity to question Woods," said Vartan Kupelian, president of the 950-member group.

"The position, simply put, is all or none. This is a major story of international scope. To limit the ability of journalists to attend, listen, see and question Woods goes against the grain of everything we believe."

The vote was 19-4 with three abstentions.

The GWAA will not provide the three pool reporters it had first agreed to send. The three wire services, Associated Press, Reuters and Bloomberg News Service, will still attend the 11 a.m. event, which will be broadcast through one pool camera from the clubhouse of TPC Sawgrass, the headquarters of the PGA Tour.

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