A final word on timing. Tiger Woods’ manager Mark Steinberg said the timing of his man’s Friday press event would be clear after the statement was read, and a return to therapy on Saturday would certainly qualify as an acceptable time constraint.
There are, however, some concerning facts in the timeline that led up to Friday’s event. The Golf Writers Association of America was approached by Woods’ press officer on Tuesday to work out the details of pool reporters and protocol, which means Camp Tiger could have held the event before play began at one of the Tour’s marquee events in Tucson.
“This morning people were still asking other players about Tiger Woods, at a time when they are trying to win a golf tournament,” manager Chubby Chandler told The Guardian. “I didn’t see or hear anything that suggested to me that this couldn’t have been done on Monday.”
It’s hard to disagree with Chandler, whose list of clients include Ernie Els who very publically criticized Woods’ scheduling.
In case you missed it, and we’re sure most did, Oliver Wilson needed OT for the second consecutive day, this time against Luke Donald, to advance to the Elite Eight at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Good stuff if anyone noticed.