Friday, 19 February 2010

Grouchy Demons, Selfish Tiger

Why oh, why has Tiger Woods chosen this Friday to break his long silence, since November, to make a public announcement? Indeed why has he chosen a Friday at all?

Thursday through to Sunday are the competition days in a golfer's life, Woods may have forgotten this is his short absence from the game, or maybe not. As Ernie Els has said:

"It's selfish. This takes a lot away from the tournament.

"I feel sorry for the sponsor. Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday."

Just who is the sponsor of this week's match play event in Arizona? Well it is Accenture who until last November were a sponsor of one T. Woods of Orlando, Florida.

Brit Oliver Wilson joins the condemnation of Woods' timing:

"It just seems very poor from everyone involved to have it organised. You have a brilliant event here and the sponsors are owed more to that.

"And for the Tour to be setting up on their own headquarters, I don't think it's very good."

Sergio Garcia who is also taking part in Arizona added:

"The timing of it is not the best, but he has to do what's best for him, I guess."

So I guess all the world's a stage but the spotlight will be on US PGA Tour at the Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, Florida and not at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.

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