John Ourand of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL reports Sunday afternoon:
(Was Tiger ‘get’ conditional on no pre-promotion by the network?)
Tiger speaks: I’m hearing that Woods’ 1st 1-on-1 interview was with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi today. Taped piece should be on ESPN after 7p tonight
Ourand is an ace reporter so I have no doubt the interview is on.
The best part of the Tiger-ESPN interview has already happened. The fact that Woods tried to dictate terms (no pre-promotion) to the network and someone in Bristol leaked it. Well-struck, chaps.
Nice to see that at least one lonely soul at ESPN isn’t afraid to face down Woods, unlike the media that was willingly sheperded into a La Quinta meeting room for the golfer’s last public lecture.
UPDATE (4:48p ET): The ASSOCIATED PRESS now reports Woods is also appearing in an interview with The Golf Channel:
The Golf Channel will broadcast an interview conducted by Kelly Tilghman, who is close with Woods and has served as the emcee for some of his clinics.