Tiger Woods: Is Twitter a Bad Decision for the Embattled Golfer?

Chris EggemeyerCorrespondent INovember 22, 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14:  Tiger Woods of the USA hits his shot off the fairway during day four of the Australian Masters at The Victoria Golf Club on November 14, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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As most of you probably know by now, Tiger Woods officially has a Twitter account, joining the multitude of celebrities that have attached themselves to the popular social media site.

If you're like me, you're also wondering something like this: Between the nasty divorce, the lack of PGA production and the general low opinion of him, is Twitter really the best decision?

Let's start by breaking down the decision behind Twitter:


1. Connecting with Fans

There is no doubt that Tiger needs to get back into the good graces of his fans, and what better way to do so then to get a Twitter? It seems to be the way that celebrities connect with their fans these days, and so it was only natural that Woods follow suit.


2. Pushing Himself Back into the Spotlight

Getting a Twitter account means more exposure for his name and his brand on the internet.


Now, granted, those seem like pretty good reasons. Tiger Woods desperately needs an image makeover, and perhaps something to distract people from the fact that he has yet to place in the top three this year (he even failed to make the cut in one of his competitions).

However, doesn't this seem like a bad idea?

Sure, the positives are undeniable. However, there seems to be too much not to like about this decision.

For one, does Tiger Woods really have the time for Twitter? Granted, Twitter is not something that takes a whole lot of time (the character limit takes care of that). However, when you have a lot of fans and want to connect with as many as possible, it can start to pile up on you.

It makes you wonder: What makes him think he has that time to give? Considering that he has failed to place in any of his competitions this year, it really seems like he could use all the training time that he can get.

Secondly, this can only give rise to more scandals. Twitter has been notorious for playing host to a lot of "accidental" bad comments (like calling a fellow NBA player a cancer patient...just saying...).

I feel like I should start taking bets right now as to when Woods will make his first scandal-worthy comment on Twitter.

In the end, the jury is still out on this whole ordeal. Tiger Woods needs something to reconnect to the world, but this just seems ill timed and ill conceived.

What do you all think? Sound off in the comments section below.