refusing to get out in front of the tabloids and even the
traditional media the story bubbled and grew into a two week nightmare filled with bimbo eruptions and sponsorship defections.
While the major papers and television outlets have let the story fade away the tabloids continue to dig and dig and dig. Tiger only fueled the frenzy by going underground and then by announcing his decision to step away from golf. Now nearly three months into Tiger's sexcapades the golfing great has finally decided to sit down and talk to reporters. But this decision is yet another glimpse into the PR lunacy that has surrounded this whole affair, excuse the pun.
On Friday Tiger will sit down with a group of handpicked reporter and read a prepared statement, at this moment word is that there will be no questions allowed. Woods is apparently hell bent on destroying his credibility completely. No, he doesn't owe journalists or his fans for that matter anything. But by refusing to step up and open up he only invites unending scrutiny, not just from the paparazzi and tabloids but also from the mainstream media.
What all this tells me is that Tiger Woods has arrogance that knows no bounds. Like a lot of superstars Tiger has surrounded himself with sycophants who lack the courage to tell him what he needs to hear. Tiger Woods may pass Jack Nicklaus as the golfer with the most major championships, but for this sports fan, he will never replace the Golden Bear as the greatest golfer of all time. For this sports fan, class counts.