Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Returning To Golf At The Masters
Posted on 03/16/2010 9:00:35 AM PDT by kingattax
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (CBS)
Tiger Woods said Tuesday he will return to golf next month at the Masters, ending a four-month hiatus brought on by a sex scandal that shattered his image as the gold standard in sports.
"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in a statement. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta."
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The Ho’s will be lined up there to meet him.
Another overpaid, underworked celebrity. Too much time on his hands to get into trouble.
Well, maybe now that he’ll be back golfing, we won’t have to read about his sordid life every day.
Good for him. He committed no crime, and his (soon ex) wife will take him to the cleaners.
This is gonna be tough for him. I know I will tune in. I usually put golf on to sleep by, but this is gonna be the best reality show on TV. I dislike reality shows intensely, but it will be interesting to see if Tiger can pull this off with grace. He had gotten to be a pretty self-involved, unpleasant person. Will we like the new improved Tiger?
Perhaps for a few days until the Press quiets down. Then he'll return to being a terse player. He'll also know they're watching his room for late night visitors and etc.
Wouldn't be surprised to see some flashers in the crowd. This could be a circus.
Good thing I don't like the circus or golf.
Great place to pick up women?
Martha Burke is going to pummel Augusta National with this. And this time the media won’t ignore her this time. All the cable outlets will have vans outside the gates on Washington Street.
His return will be difficult. The PGA prides itself on NOT being b-ball, football etc. Golf doesn’t do “whores” and “porn stars”. They don’t do rap and gangs. A game for gentlemen and a “G” rated spectator sport. (behind closed doors there’s all kinds of sh^^ going on. Not for the eyes of the public)
It just hit me: The women that were always “protesting” at the Masters where just using it as cover while they were really there for tiger.
PGA - Parental Guidance Averted.
The Masters is the most tightly-controlled golf tournament in the country. Passes are virtually impossible to get; we’re talking thousands of dollars for one round. Augusta National even dictates coverage restrictions to CBS, and CBS goes along with it because it’s such a moneymaker. They won’t stand for Tiger-heckling.
This is the best possible environment for him to come back. He won’t have to deal with a boisterous crowd, and he’s on a course that he’s absolutely humbled in the past.
I don't know about that. I think of NOW giving Slick Willy a pass back when. Tiger, with the comparisons to 0, will also get a pass from these faux feminists who don't really speak for true women's dignity at all.
f*** that piece of Sh!t.
Well it beats being called The Mistresses!!!
2. Woods makes compelling watching when playing in a golf tournament.
3. When not playing in a tournament, Woods is completely boring.
Adultery is still on the books in a lot of states. Not sure about Florida, though.
Bad idea. He should return to a tournament before the Masters. The hoopla needs to be celebrated on a different stage.
I'm not a golfer, but I know a little about sports.
Can Tiger get into game shape after so long a layoff? Thoughts on where he might finish? My guess is that he'll be news, but not a serious threat.
All the way!
You shoulda heard what he said about you.
yeah yeah yeah
The Masters is the classiest of all tournaments, and I doubt the club wants the kind of attention from the media that Tiger’s return is going to attract. Just shows that Tiger is still all about himself, and I bet he has not changed a bit. Four months away from golf during the winter, and a time when no majors were being played, is not much of a sacrifice on his part.
Yeah. Tiger probably is under some pressure from the PGA to get back asap.
Think you are correct.
I'd love to see him without an invite this year. That crowd does not want a circus atmosphere and are sans funnybone. Ask Gary McCord what kind of sense of humor they possess.
Given the fact their contract with CBS is year to year, I doubt they ostracize (I almost said "blackball" but realized the terrible pun) him.
The club will command top dollar for the ratings Tiger's return will bring.
I'm certain that eventually you'll discover that, as a past winner, Woods has a lifetime invitation to play in the Masters. That's only one of the many benefits awarded to a winner.
My father is a born and bred Augustan who is retired military. He’s sent two badges every year by the Masters (only has to pay $100 for both).
I’m going on Saturday with my older brother and I just might have to boo Tiger.
One year when existing the grounds, I was offered 5,000 for my badge. I couldn’t sell it though because it was Saturday and 2 members of my family were going on Sunday.
Plus, if I was caught selling my badge, my father could have been kicked of the masters’ list. If that had happened, my whole family would have killed me.
The Masters isn’t a PGA event but the Masters probably has some thing to say about it.
Everybody has serial numbers on their passes. If they misbehave, the passes are taken away for life. If a guest of a pass holder messes up, same thing. I doubt there will be any people acting up like that.
Yeah, but they wouldn’t dare revoke a badge for simply booing.
But, I could see them doing it if somebody said something really nasty.
Until 1999, players winning a PGA event were invited to play in The Masters the following year. They changed that qualifier, then re-instated it for the 2008 tournament. It's a private club completely independent to the PGA.
If the decided to rescind the standing invitation (which I doubt), it's unlikely you'd hear any outcry from the field. Sports writers (other than CBS), sure.....but not the tour players.
Most narcissists and psychopaths are.
Will we like the new improved Tiger?
Michael Vick, OJ Simpson, Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant walk into a bar together...
Yes, cash over ethics. Sheesh, what a destructive society I live in.
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