Tiger to face media at Masters

2010-03-25 08:45

Tiger Woods will speak before he plays in the Masters.

Woods is scheduled to hold his first press conference in nearly

five months at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 5, according to a tentative interview

schedule that Augusta National released yesterday.

It will be his first press conference in nearly five months, and

his first time facing a room full of reporters since he crashed his SUV into a

tree on November 27, setting off shocking revelations of rampant


The Masters only recently began conducting a press conference on

Monday of tournament week, usually a player with only moderate news interest

because most of the media isn’t there yet.

Woods is the only player scheduled for an interview that day. Given

the sensational nature of his downfall, what he says could trump the NCAA

basketball championship game held later that night.

Arnold Palmer, one of the most popular players in golf history,

suggested that Woods be more open with reporters.

“It’s up to him to do and say whatever he feels he needs to do to

redeem the situation, put it in the proper place,” Palmer said. ” ... I suppose

the best thing he could do would be open up and just let you guys shoot at him.

And that’s just my thought.”

The last time Woods held a press conference was November 15 after

he won the Australian Masters in Melbourne for his 82nd career victory. His

middle-of-the-night accident occurred 12 days later.

Woods typically has his press conference at the majors on


Among those scheduled to speak the day after Woods are Phil

Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy and Jack Nicklaus.


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