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Tiger Woods Speaks to the Press – Well, Sort of

February 19, 2010

by Dr. Boyce Watkins 

Today, Tiger Woods finally did what everyone expected him to do: He spoke out on his own behalf. The world waited for months to hear a peep from the man who has decided to do one of the greatest disappearing acts the sports world has ever seen. When there was no Tiger, there was no professional golf.

The press conference was starting on the wrong foot, as there was buzz of a boycott from golf writers, who felt that Tiger was not giving proper respect to media by refusing to allow them to ask questions. There was also the ire communicated from his fellow golfers, such as Ernie Els, who called Tiger "selfish" for giving his press conference on a Friday, during a tournament sponsored by Accenture.

What Ernie Els failed to remember is that Accenture is the company that dropped Tiger when he was being embarrassed by the media. There is no reason that Tiger should be the least bit hesitant about stealing the headlines away from their golf tournament. Perhaps had Accenture not decided to abandon Tiger, he might not have abandoned them.

His mother was there, the PGA Commissioner was there, and one of Tiger’s roommates from college was in attendance. What was missing from the press conference? Well, the press. I’m not sure if you can actually call this a press conference when you’ve chosen to exclude the media. The other glaring absence from the room was Tiger’s wife, Elin.

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Ernie Els Says Tiger Woods is “Selfish” For Holding Press Conference on Friday

February 19, 2010

by Dr. Boyce Watkins 

Tiger Woods is planning to have the press conference of the year tomorrow, during which he will talk about his past, present and future. He will be in the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He is not going to answer questions and the world will be watching. All three major networks are planning to tune in and for just 30 minutes, you may as well call him Tiger Obama, given that his speech is getting the same attention at the State of the Union Address.
Ernie Els, one of Tiger’s arch rivals on the golf course (if Tiger has any rivals), is lining himself up to be one of the first men to attack Woods for his choices.
"It’s selfish," Els told Golfweek. "You can write that. I feel sorry for the sponsor. Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday. This takes a lot away from the golf tournament."

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Should Elin Attend Tiger’s Press Conference?

February 18, 2010

Elin / Tiger Woods

As the world waits for Tiger Woods’ press conference on Friday, the biggest question is whether his wife Elin will be by his side to support him. This will mark his first public appearance since he crashed into a tree and his infidelity was exposed, so Elin’s choice to attend (or not) may be the event’s biggest newsmaker. She hasn’t said yes yet, so we’ll have to wait and see. Maybe she’ll show up like Kobe Bryant’s wife … with a brand new apology diamond on her finger. Either way, we want to know what YOU think. Join the discussion on Facebook, and we may use your comments in a future article.

A majority of our Facebook readers don’t want Elin to attend. "I’d hate to see the wife standing there like the good little woman and staring adoringly at her hubby," one fan says.

Another fan goes on to add, "She needs to do what SHE feels is right, not what everyone else tells her she NEEDS to do. Having your personal life blow up in public is hard enough without being told by people who don’t matter what to do."

 

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Tiger’s First Appearance Friday at 11 am

February 18, 2010

Woods to make first public appearance since sex scandal broke

Woods to make first public appearance since sex scandal broke

By theGrio

3:19 PM on 02/17/2010

MARANA, Arizona (AP) – Woods will not take any questions from a small group of media..

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