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Tiger Woods made his highly anticipated public appearance Friday morning from the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and apologized for his "irresponsible and selfish behavior." Woods' 15-minute speech included an impassioned plea for members of the media to leave his family alone. Woods was otherwise calm and collected throughout. He did not announce his return to the PGA, stating: "I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that will be. I don't rule out that it will be this year."
Wearing a navy blazer over a light blue dress shirt unbutoned at the top, Woods spoke slowly and frequently looked directly into the head-on video camera before it had an apparent malfunction toward the latter part of the press conference, at which point a camera off to the side was used. He also looked around the room, including...
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan will host a live chat on Friday at 1 p.m. to get your reaction and thoughts on the Tiger Woods speech. WEEI.com will have live streaming video of the press conference starting at 11 a.m. You also can stream the audio live on the Dale & Holley show. To participate in the chat with Dennis & Callahan, click here.
Golfweek writer Jim McCabe checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about what to expect from Tiger Woods' press conference later in the morning. McCabe did not have high hopes that Woods would address the personal issues that led to his absence from the sport. "I don't think he'll answer anything about the stuff we want to hear about," McCabe said, speculating that this controlled environment is the result of advisers telling Woods how to carefully and slowly handle his comeback. "I think this is Step 1, but I think it's just a baby step. I don't know what we're accomplishing."
McCabe, a former Boston Globe staffer, said Woods has been alienating some of the other PGA Tour players, especially with this week's schedule. Said McCabe: "The life of this tournament [Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz.] was sucked away Wednesday when news came out the almighty Tiger Woods was going to...
Golfer Brad Faxon, making an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, said that NBA legend Michael Jordan will make an appearance at Tiger Woods' press conference Friday morning and that Woods' wife Elin will not be in attendance. Faxon said Notah Begay dropped out of this weekend's PGA tournament in Mexico to be with his former Stanford teammate at the press conference, adding, "I know Michael Jordan's going to be there. I know Elin is not going to be there. ... I think Tiger really wants some friends there. That's why this thing is really a mystery to me."
Woods invited only three golf writers, and Faxon, speaking via phone from the Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun in Mexico, said, "I spoke to Jim McCabe and Doug Ferguson last night, and they were thinking about boycotting the whole thing," because they couldn't ask questions. And, in fact, the Golf Writers Association of America's...
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