In his first open press conference today, Tiger Woods said he was more nervous about getting out on the course than taking questions at the press conference.
Addressing questions in front of an audience of more than 200 journalists, Woods spoke on a variety of topics, and came across much more at ease than his previous press conference, where he took no questions from the media.
In regards to Tiger the brand, Woods, said “of course” when asked if he understood why his sponsors dropped him, but added, “Hopefully I can prove to the other companies going forward that I am a worthy investment.”
On the media landscape, Woods expressed no surprise at the media being critical of him. However, he said, with the 24 hour news cycle, “you’re looking for any kind of news to get out there.”
When asked why he didn’t speak to the media months ago, Woods said, “I wasn’t in the right place for it.”
Overall, the The Master’s backdrop, combined with the fact that Woods has already gone through several interviews, made for a much better appearance, one in which Woods answered questions directly and in a more relaxed manner.
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