Monday, July 11, 2011
Tiger, The Golf Channel, And The Strangeness of the No-Interview
Late Sunday evening, when I was putting the finishing touches on my post over at Yahoo! about the Tiger Woods announcement set for Monday morning, I got an e-mail from an editor. He simply asked, "Isn't this a bit strange?"
Yes. Of course. Absolutely. But that's the life of Tiger these days. Come out with some strange announcement the week of a major championship you're not even playing in, and then cancel it the next day and act like we media folks are the crazy ones.
What really happened here? Nobody knows for sure. The interview itself seemed strange, because the only BIG news Tiger would be announcing is the fact that he's taking the rest of the year off, and that seems like a Twitter/Tigerwoods.com type of thing anyway. But maybe it was something bigger. Maybe it was something that his camp called off.
Nobody will ever know. Tiger's camp stays more locked up than a nun's bedroom, and if he decides to shut up on something, it is shut up on, but the whole thing just seemed weird.
But, let's get back to real golf now, shall we? It's British Open week for heaven's sake.