The golf media has been buzzing about latest interviews from Tiger Woods, and to be honest, I have heard enough. Although, like thousand of others out there, both golfers and non-golfers alike, I tuned to hear him speak on both ESPN and The Golf Channel and I thought he did a fairly good job. So far, Tiger has handled the media blast quite well, thanks in large part to Ari Fleisher, George W. Bush’s spokesperson, who had reportedly helped Tiger plan his return to the public spotlight and competition. Only Tiger could get a former White House U.S. Press Secretary of a former president to help mediate the media onslaught! However, as of today, the Associated Press announced that Ari has dropped Woods as a client because he felt he was becoming too much of the story. Tiger is doing as best as he can now and these latest interviews show a changed, remorseful Tiger. I am excited for his return to the game as it will give the media something else to focus on. His choice to play in this Masters in April is also another bold move. I feel it is the safest tournament for him to return, and I admit, although it is Tiger Woods, I still have my doubts that he will be fully ready to return to competition. Granted his father had just passed, but will we have another repeat of the 2006 U.S. Open? Will he even make the cut? Ah, who am I kidding, of course he will make the cut. His new found determination and spiritual rebirth will most likely have him more focused than ever, and if that’s the case, watch out!
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