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Geoff Ogilvy: Tiger should address media before returning to golf

Jan 21, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

Think you’re tired of the Tiger Woods saga now? Wait until he finally gets back on a golf course — his former coach speculates that will be at the U.S. Open this summer — and then you’ll realize how great things were back in the nice, peaceful days when he was still in hiding. One man who imagines the terrible, apocalyptic media crush of Tiger’s return to golf is former U.S. Open champ Geoff Ogilvy, who also offers the besieged golfer some advice. Woods, he says, should come out of hiding well in advance of any return to competitive golf, and address the media. There will be some tough questions, but he has to answer them.

(Please imagine him speaking in an Australian accent as you read this).

“I think he should come out away from the golf course,” Ogilvy said. “I think that would be the best thing for him and for every other player and for the tournament. I don’t believe a lot of tournaments want all the tabloid media floating around.”

“The first press conference he does is going to be the crazy one, isn’t it?” said Ogilvy, who won the SBS Championship in Hawaii this month. “A lot people who have been afraid to ask questions for the past 10 or 12 years won’t be quite as hesitant to ask questions as they used to be. And he’s going to have to answer questions.”

Meanwhile, ABC News speculates this morning on the Where’s Waldo nature of the many Tiger Woods media spottings in recent weeks. With so many people so frustrated over not knowing his exact whereabouts, the media feeding frenzy when he does eventually show up will be terrible indeed.
Also, this tweet just in:

All kids born within the last year belong either to Tiger Woods or John Edwards.

Ogilvy hopes Woods speaks publicly before returning [USA Today]
Where in the world is tiger Woods? [ABC News]

  1. Bad Golfer - Jan 21, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Conrgrats, on making your website an engrossing read. I stumbled across it on AOL and have passed the last 10 minutes reading and absorbing!

  2. willmose - Jan 22, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    I think every professional golfer who has fooled around on this wife should come out and make full confessions before they are allowed to tee up on the tour. I think it would be great for the game.