Watch Tiger Woods Press Conference
Tiger Woods will hold a press conference today (11:00 a.m. ET) looking to apologize for his affairs with several women and lies to the public. The highly anticipated event in Florida is also expected to finally end speculations on when the embattled golfer would return to the PGA circuit.
The first of golf’s four professional majors is The Masters which starts in April.
According to Mark Steinberg, Tiger’s agent, the billionaire athlete would speak only with, “…a small group of friends, colleagues, and close associates.” The 34-year-old is expected to address a handpicked crowd of 30-50 people and will not take questions from the press.
From the media, only the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News Service, and six members of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) have accepted the invitation to attend.
The timing of Tiger’s statement today will take publicity away from the climax of the Accenture Match Play Championship. Last December Accenture, a consultancy and technology outsourcing company, decided to finally end its six-year sponsorship deal with the athlete.
Not having been seen in public until this week since his life turned upside down when a seemingly normal car accident brought to the open his adulterous behavior, few people know what he is going to say. So, gossip mongers and sports enthusiasts alike are eagerly awaiting this press conference.
Numerous reports have suggested that the world’s No. 1 golfer is at a sex addiction clinic in Mississippi, but neither Woods nor his agents have confirmed the reports.
Is there any chance that his wife, Elin Nordegren, shows up? We really don’t know, but a smiling Elin would make all the difference.
You can watch Tiger’s press conference live online via Hulu. YouTube will also be live streaming the event through its Citizen Tube page. You can also catch it on Ustream, via the company’s partner CBS News.
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