Monday, November 30, 2009

Tiger Woods Bails on Own Tournament, Chevron World Challenge

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According to his official website, Mr. Woods has pulled the plug on playing in this week's Chevron World Challenge. That makes two consecutive years without the denizen due to injury, last year the knee, this year a purported face plant of some unknown type. The announcement was made as follows....

"Due to injuries sustained in a one-car accident last week, Tiger Woods will be unable to play in the 2009 Chevron World Challenge."

"I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week," Woods said. "I am certain it will be an outstanding event and I'm very sorry that I can't be there."

Rather generic, non-enlightening, borderline lawyer speak indicating that Woods is no nearer to discussing his Thanksgiving Day Escalade episode with anyone other than Mrs. Woods. Certainly well within his right to do so, but time will tell if his relentless pursuit of privacy will tarnish the "Woods brand". It's definitely not going to keep the tabs and bloggers at bay, but then again, what would have?

Til' next,


  1. To be honest, I think I would do the same. It would be hell for him to pitch up and be grilled constantly over and over again - I can see why he might not find that particularly motivating!
    Although the truth usually does come out... eventually.
    On a positive note maybe someone, somewhere, will look at this incident and learn from it in some way... there are a few possible lessons to be learnt. Always remember - there is no original sin... and never will be.

  2. Well said Dave. You're right, all the original sins are taken.

  3. At some point he is going to have to come clean and give some sort of explanation as to what went on. It's not like if he leaves it long enough the hacks will forget. At some point he'll be faced with a bank of microphones and will have no control over the questions, surely he'd be better to get it out of the way now. And whatever he's done, it's not like he won't be forgiven. I just can't see the silent treatment helping him in the long run. He'll still be as big as ever he was, but everyone will still be wondering...

  4. Well, I suppose the timing was OK. Not in the middle of the season or the week before a major. There'll be tons of speculation, but eventually, regardless of the fallout, Woods will be back on the course contending for championships.