The King tried to remain guarded about his opinions on Tiger. But it was almost like in a split second, Arnie just thought, “Oh screw it, I’m too old to dodge questions!” Asked what Tiger could do to show more respect for the game as he pledged in his public apology last month, Palmer let the truth slip:
I don’t think that’s my position to say. I think it’s up to him to do and say whatever he feels he needs to do to redeem the situation, put it in the proper place. My opinion, as I said, I was going to keep to myself. But I suppose the best thing he could do would be open up and just let you guys shoot at him, and that’s just my thought.
Arnie was probably hesitant initially because rumor has it he wasn’t exactly a saint during his younger days. But maybe Tiger should start listening to his elders?
Later on Wednesday, The Masters’ officials released the interview schedule, which showed Woods will hold a press conference on Monday, April 5 at 2PM. But the most pressing question is, what will he actually say when he meets the firing squad? Five bucks that he’ll start by saying something like, “I will only answer questions regarding my golf game.”
Okay, well, here’s one: How did treatment from the shady crock doctor Anthony Galea, who has been linked to prescribing HGH to athletes, help your recovery from knee surgery and subsequent return to golf? And how do you feel about more extensive drug-testing by the PGA Tour?