Yesterday Tiger Woods confirmed to Tom Rinaldi of ESPN that he had more than one extramarital affair.
Rinaldi: You’ve said you’ve made transgressions. How would you, in your own words, describe the depth of your infidelity?
Woods: Well, just one is, is enough. And obviously that wasn’t the case.
During his Sunday interview with Kelly Tilghman of The Golf Channel, Woods denied that any of his “inner circle” knew of his now-admitted multiple affairs. An inner circle that undoubtedly includes his longtime friend and President of Tiger Woods Design Bryon Bell.
Tilghman: It’s been reported that members of your team, your inner circle were involved in your misdoings, is it true?
Woods: That is not true, it was all me. I’m the one who did it, I’m the one who acted the way I acted, no one knew what was going on. I’m sure if more people would have known in my inner circle they would’ve, they would’ve stopped it…or tried to put a stop to it but I kept it all to myself.
Woods denial that his “inner circle” knew of his extramarital affairs is contradicted by documents obtained by TMZ.com. TMZ reported that emails and a travel itineraries attributed to Bell helped facilitate the golfer’s “rendezvous” with Rachel Uchitel in Australia. Read more…
When Tiger Woods accepted Jimmy Fallon’s
PR stunt challenge to take him on at the “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10″ video game for the Wii, you can imagine that Woods was hardly sweating bullets. After all, it’s his game. And while I know that doesn’t mean that John Madden would be good at video game football or that Bill Laimbeer would excel at “Combat Basketball,” I feel pretty confident in Tiger Woods’ ability to play a video golf game. (Although I wouldn’t want to take on “QB Eagles“ in Tecmo Super Bowl.)
But it turns out that Fallon has more talents than being the only person in America who laughs at Horatio Sanz: he’s also pretty decent at video games. So when the two played a match in Times Square yesterday over three holes at a virtual Bethpage Black course (with commentary by Scott Van Pelt and Kelly Tilghman, who avoided any impulse to offer to “lynch Tiger” on behalf of Fallon), Tiger was in for a surprise as he was summarily throttled by the “comedian“.
Video after the jump:
Most of us watching the U.S. Open endurance test between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate last weekend caught some off-hand comments from NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller regarding Mediate’s chances of the David vs. Goliath-style upset, particularly with regard to something about Rocco looking “like the guy who cleans Tiger’s swimming pool.”
That gaffe just happened to rile a few people, as most of us predicted when we heard it, and the NEW YORK TIMES’ sports media reporter Richard Sandomir writes that Miller has officially issued an apology for the wisecrack.
I’m still waiting for both him and his partner Dan Hicks to apologize for the sloppy mess they made slobbering over Woods from late last Saturday on, but at least it’s a start, y’know?
We can be serious: John McEnroe needs a ticket & a cab - and a friend.
• Baby Boss Hank Steinbrenner declares war on Red Sox Nation:
• Michigan’s women’s basketball coach is not too pleased in the post-game.
• No noose is good noose outside Kelly Tilghman’s old house.
• One Arizona fan tries to cool off USC by throwing a water bottle.
That’s OK, it was just going to make Jim Brown that much MADDER anyway:
The apology (what we heard of it) was a yawner, but we did appreciate the fact that it was “brought to you by, Cialis”.
(Video from THE SPORTING BLOG)
The great debate continues today. Not whether Kelly Tilghman should address the Tiger Woods lynching thing on-air later today (3pm ET, Golf Channel), but if Eva Longoria got the word “Nine” or “June” tattoed on the back of her neck.
Looks like Nine to us:
We’re assuming this is why she did it:
How much would you now love to see Parker pull a Kobe and goto double-digits? Wonder what number TP would pick. Perhaps Eva’s age: 32.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reports “one day after PGA Tour executives threatened to pull their advertising because of a racially insensitive cover graphic of a noose, Golfweek magazine has decided to fire its editor and vice president, Dave Seanor.”
The noose was apparently to highlight the mag’s coverage of Kelly Tilghman’s “lynch” remark aimed at Tiger Woods. Yesterday we brought you the cover, along with the incensed remarks of PGA Tour President Tim Finchem. And earlier, the original comment made by Tilghman (to a laughing Nick Faldo?).
GOLFWEEK magazine this week responded to the Kelly Tilghman controversy by dropping a noose onto the mag’s cover:
Needless to say, the PGA TOUR ain’t to thrilled with the move. SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY reports that “PGA Tour execs are meeting today with the editors of Golfweek magazine to discuss the cover of this week’s issue, which depicts a noose in reference to Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman’s racially-insensitive comments about Tiger Woods.”
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem yesterday told USA today that the cover was “outrageous and irresponsible. … It smacks of tabloid journalism.”
“Critical Fanatic” at FANIQ.com has the video most of us haven’t seen - Kelly Tilghman making her inadvisable crack about “lynching” Tiger Woods.
The post also has launches this amusing blast: ” If you had Kelly Tilghman in your ‘First Female Member of Augusta Pool,’ go ahead and pat yourself on the back.”
We now know our Whoopi Goldberg first round selection was a bit of a reach.
A Golf Channel commentator apologized after making a fore-gettable remark.
(The Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman with Harrison Ford, er, Nick Faldo)
During Friday’s telecast of the Mercedes Benz championships, Kelly Tilghman said that today’s young players should “lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley.”
But a spokesman said Tilghman immediately regretted the comment, and apologized during Sunday’s telecast. NEW YORK NEWSDAY also adds that Kelly “reached out to Woods’ people to express her regrets.”
We’re not sure if that’s referring to the African-Amerasian community or Nike shareholders.
It seems that Kelly must have just finished a round with Fuzzy Zoeller.