Tiger: Embargoing Media At ‘News’ Conference?

The PGA TOUR announced today on its website: “Tiger Woods to hold news conference at PGA TOUR Headquarters, 11 a.m. ET Friday.

Tiger Woods Press Conference

CNBC’s Darren Rovell reports Woods will make a statement and that, “there will be no question and answer session.”

Wait, doesn’t ‘news conference’ imply that more than one person will be talking? Why not call it what it is: A speaking engagement. Or lecture.

Best guess: Woods will announce his golf comeback and say nothing about the state of his personal life. The “news” part of the “conference” will probably be over after his first sentence of when and where he’s coming back - which will probably come immediately after he thanks the gathered media masses, minus TMZ and Radar, from attending.

UPDATE: Statement to media from Woods agent Mark Steinberg:

Tiger Woods will be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates at [11 a.m. ET Friday] at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future and he plans to apologize for his behavior.

So it appears that the media, save Woods apologists in the press, will not be invited. That’s why it was called a “news” conference and not a “press” conference.

Tiger, do us all a favor and just slap your apology on your website.