Tiger ‘Talk’: Wire Services, 1 Camera, His Writers

ASSOCIATED PRESS reporter Doug Ferguson has more details on Tiger Woods Friday press conference.

Tiger Woods Press Conference

(Woods agent Mark) Steinberg said he (Woods) 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.

A source told me today that wire services Bloomberg and the AP have already been invited, with Reuters likely to be the third. CNBC’s Darren Rovell and Ferguson are obvious shoe-ins to be in attendance.

It has also been reported that there will be no questions allowe from those who are invited.

Steinberg also noted to the press: “As a courtesy, there will be a room made available at a nearby conference center for credentialed reporters to watch his talk on the televised feed.

So it appears that some or all reporters in attendance won’t even be allowed to watch Woods speak.

As a noted talk show host said to me earlier today, Woods shouldn’t bother with the appearance. He should just do us a favor and slap whatever he’s going to read on his website.