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Media gets an ‘A’ for effort following Woods press conference

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In hours leading up to Tiger Woods’ first public intervew with ESPN and the Golf Channel a couple weeks ago, one of the biggest questions going into the five-minute cram session was with regards to the questions that Tom Rinaldi and Kelly Tilghman would be asking Woods in the aftermath of a robotic 13-minute statement that was given just a month prior at PGA Tour headquarters.

The interview, as we all know, left many foaming at the mouth. Some claimed Tilghman was too soft on Woods; while others cried foul that they didn’t ask specific questions. All in all, there just wasn’t enough time to ask all of the questions needed.

With the exception of the two questions, Woods answered every one that was lobbed at him with detailed responses. This was a far cry from the Woods we saw just months prior in Florida. Instead of speaking from a sheet of paper, Woods decided to step up to the podium with answers that came from his heart. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/06/2010 at 5:56 pm

Tiger Woods paired with Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi for first two rounds

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With the dust settled on yesterday’s press conference, Tiger Woods was finally able to turn his attention fully to the golf course. And with that transition came a new line of questions, like “who’s going to be paired with Tiger in the first two rounds?”

That story was just answered, as Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi were given the pleasure (or pain) of playing with Woods in his first tournament in six months. The best part about the news, however, is that the group will be teeing off at 1:42 p.m. EST in a time slot that means his first round will be televised by ESPN.

That’s a huge plus for golf on a day where the tournament will be hoping to draw in as big an audience as possible for the opening round of the tournament. In the end, this really is a win-win for the fans and Augusta National.

So what about the pairing? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/06/2010 at 5:02 pm