Tiger Woods to hold news conference Friday

February 18th, 2010 by

MARANA, Ariz. (AP)— Tiger Woods will end nearly three months of silence Friday when he speaks to the media for the first time about his middle-of-the-night accident sparked shocking revelations about his infidelity.
Woods will speak to a small group of reporters at 11 a.m. Friday from the clubhouse of the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., home of the PGA Tour.
“This is all about the next step,” Mark Steinberg, his agent, told The Associated Press. “He’s looking forward to it.”
Steinberg said he would speak to a “small group of friends, colleagues and close associates” about his past and what he plans next, along with apologizing for his behavior.
He said three wire services would be in invited, and he was asking the Golf Writers Association of America to pick a small group of reporters to serve as a pool. Steinberg said there would be one pool camera, but it would be available live via satellite.
The news conference will be held during the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, which is sure to steal attention away from the first big event of the year. Accenture was the first sponsor to drop Woods when he became embroiled in a sex scandal.
“It was a matter of timing,” Steinberg said.
When asked if the news conference could have waited until after Accenture’s tournament, he replied, “No.”
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods will speak to the media Friday for the first time since revelations about his infidelity, his agent says.
Woods is to speak Friday morning from the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA Tour in Florida. The news conference will occur during the middle of the Accenture Match Play Championship, one of the sponsors that dropped him during his sex scandal.
Woods’ agent says the media will be limited.

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