The State of The Tiger Woods Address: Where Will You Be at 11:00am ET?

James WalkerAnalyst IIFebruary 19, 2010

WINDERMERE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Tiger Woods practices golf outside his home on February 18, 2010 in Windermere, Florida. Woods will make a statement at the PGA Tour headquarters this Friday morning (February 19, 2010), according to a notice on the PGA Tour's web site.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Now it is getting ridiculous.  Yes, Tiger Woods is the most famous athlete in the world.  Yes, the paparazzi is following the Woods family wherever they go these days (see this article's photo). 

I get it!  I really do.  Everyone wants to know what's going on with Tiger.

But a State of the Tiger Address?

The three old networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS, will go live at 11 AM EST this morning to Tiger's press conference to let the world see that Tiger lives and has graduated from sex therapy.

In the process, he's bummed out other golfers.  Take Ernie Els for example:

"It's selfish.  You can write that.  (Thank you, I will!)  I feel sorry for the sponsor.  Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday.  This takes a lot away from the golf tournament."

Accenture, the tournament sponsor, reportedly was informed in advance, and blessed the timing of the press conference.

Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent: "It's always good to get your information right before commenting.  It's strictly a timing issue.  There is a very good reason (to do it Friday)...and not do it next week."

Perhaps Tiger will announce his return to golf.  Let's hope so.

Tim Finchem, the PGA Commissioner, confirmed that Tiger Woods left sex rehab just a few days ago, and it sounded that Tiger may have not completed his rehabilitation.  Surely Tiger will clear that up during his press conference.

Or not. 

His choice of select members of the media will not be allowed to ask questions, so hopefully Tiger will grace us with information that until now we have had to rely on excellent sources such as The National Enquirer for our information.

All I care about is when Tiger is going to return to playing golf.  Everything else is between Tiger and his family.  Too bad the rest of the world doesn't feel the same way.