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Tiger Woods: Where Was Your Wedding Band?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2010

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  Tiger Woods leaves after making a statement at the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour on February 19, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren but maintained that the issues remain 'a matter between a husband and a wife.'  (Photo by Lori Moffett-Pool/Getty Images)
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It's been analyzed, replayed, rewound, and generally run into the ground.

Ah, the famous or infamous Tiger Woods apology session.

Don't know if you caught it, perhaps most missed this one teeny, tiny item that hasn't appeared here or in most forums.

Tiger Woods had no wedding band on his finger.

None, nada, zip.

Didn't catch that until a replay showed the bare digit.

No Elin at the "apology" session and no ring on Tiger's finger.

And the audience, well, that was laughable as well. Sure you had the commish, Tim Finchem, and they did manage to dig up one guy who might have qualified as a "friend" of Tiger's, good 'ol Notah Begay III and yes, there was Mom.

The rest were, well, there was Stiney the agent, a lady from Nike, and an ETW employee. The rest looked like folks from the PGA Tour offices who were granted an early lunch break so they could fill the rest of the seats in front of Eldrick.

It was so dramatic the way El Tigre appeared from behind the blue curtain, then hastily disappeared after a hug from Mom and a few others.

In the end, it evoked memories of a great line from the old movie, The Wizard of Oz, when the wizard himself begged Dorothy, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion to:

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"PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!"

Great advice.

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