Mark your calendar. Set your iPhone alarm. Grab a beverage and a snack and plop down in front of your laptop’s live stream.
This Friday at 11am ET, Tiger Woods is stepping back into the spotlight to announce his future plans.
Except it’s not so much a spotlight anymore, is it, Tiger? It’s more like the white hot light of a police interrogation room. All the waves of love and support that you have come to expect from the media and your loyal fans has been reduced to a sub-par trickle.
Maybe that’s why the press conference scheduled at PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida is simply you reading a statement — no questions allowed.
But how well did controlling the situation with silence serve you in the past, Tiger? Let’s say it together using yet another pun — it didn’t make the cut. Perhaps taking a question or two or seven might be a good thing…and earn you back an ally in the press.
Personally? I don’t really care who you sleep with. I’m sorry for your wife and kids, and for the way your affairs were made public. But I doubt you are the only professional athlete who has abused his position with so many women (and in so many different positions — booyah!). You just got caught…and in such a spectacularly ridiculous fashion.
Get the help you need, Tiger, and then get back out on the golf course. The sport is less without you.
Let’s get your name on the headline of the sports section again.
Whadda ya say?