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Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:29 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2010 7:38 am
 

Tiger Woods is headed back for more counseling.

At least, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem hinted as much during an interview with ABC News on Thursday and confirmed it in a letter to tour players.

Finchem, speaking outside his office in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., tried to explain why Woods had picked Friday morning to hold his press conference, which most interpreted as an attempt to steal attention away from the sponsor of this week’s tournament, Accenture, which dropped him as an endorser.

Finchem said Woods will enumerate his real reasons at the press session, set to begin at 11 a.m. at TPC Sawgrass. Then he gave strong indications as to what might lie in Woods' short-term future. Woods' agent had previously indicated that Friday was picked because of a timing issue.

“This is a time frame that met with his rehab schedule, coming out for a little bit, being with his family for a little bit, doing this, it just worked,” Finchem said.

Coming out for a little bit?

Finchem continued.

“He got out of rehab last week, he spent some time with his family, he had some time for this tomorrow, and he’ll address the details of that tomorrow,” he said. “I should leave that to him.”

Asked to reiterate that Woods had gotten out of rehab – no mainstream news outlet had previously confirmed that Woods had undergone therapy for anything – Finchem dropped an even stronger hint that Woods might be headed back for more counseling.

“He came out, yes,” Finchem said, emphasizing his choice of words.

Finchem also sent a letter of explanation to players, several of whom had savaged Woods for picking the middle of the Accenture tournament to make his first comments in three months.

“As we understand it, Tiger’s therapy called for a week’s break at this time during which he has spent a few days with his children and then will make his statement before returning,” Finchem said in a letter Thursday, which was obtained by the Associated Press. “Accordingly, there was very little flexibility in the date for the announcement.”

Comments

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2010 2:15 pm
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

It's all a scam.. Tiger is just doing this so he don't get the big D.. Elin is a true Blonde if she thinks this is going to fix Tigger Woods. Heck I'd go to Sex Rehab too if I was going to stroke a check for 300 million... Well see what happens...




Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2010 10:47 pm
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

He never gives the media comments, anyway.

He has always had a strict list of reporters he will and won't speak to.

And why is everyone complaining about this story? You clicked on it, you obviously wanted to know! And he didn't rip Tiger in it, he just stated the facts.

You want the info, so he's giving it to you... then you complain about it. Idiots.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:57 pm
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

I agree, he should talk to no media ever once he plays golf again. This entire media storm against him has lasted 3 months and has been a witch hunt. Every writer is using this as amunition to talk negative about tiger because they have always wanted to. He has done nothing wrong to society as a whole. He owes us nothing. Now I hope when he comes back and give the media no comments they all lose their job sb/c they will have nothing to sell.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:50 pm
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

Interesting combination of apology and rant...Tiger apologizes for what he did but then atacks the  media it..."Now,Stay away from me and my family!"  The occassional rants took away from the sincerity for me...Ultimately, kind of arrogant...! "  I didn't see Elin there.
 
It seemed to me he should have apologized to the people in the room individually in  private not  a mass apology...

The apology seemed to be a  public relations ploy...Like the pics of him at the driving range...Tiger doesn't let people take pictures of him on the range...Those pics were also distributed by the Getty grpup which also released his family pic with Elin, the kids, and the dog.
 
 
Ultimately, he could have done the whole thing on You Tube...and done it last Monday.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:50 pm
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

Interesting combination of apology and rant...Tiger apologizes for what he did but then atacks the  media it..."Now,Stay away from me and my family!"  The occassional rants took away from the sincerity for me...Ultimately, kind of arrogant...! "  I didn't see Elin there.
 
It seemed to me he should have apologized to the people in the room individually in  private not  a mass apology...

The apology seemed to be a  public relations ploy...Like the pics of him at the driving range...Tiger doesn't let people take pictures of him on the range...Those pics were also distributed by the Getty grpup which also released his family pic with Elin, the kids, and the dog.
 
 
Ultimately, he could have done the whole thing on You Tube...and done it last Monday.



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

Everyone gets upset at this guy writing about Woods, and here you all are clicking on his article.  Bet you all read every word.  Hypocrites.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 10:08 am
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

I am in the middle of doing what I have been doing for the last six weeks and will hold a private newsconference later today to announced I am going to continue to doing just that.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 9:14 am
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

Elling has a sex addiction problem.  He's addicted to writing about Tiger's sex life.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 8:57 am
 

Finchem says Woods is headed back to rehab

If TIger is going back to rehab why call a news conference?  He didn't have one when he went in.  Also, he could have made the announcement at the beginning of the week...Giving a spontaneous news conference  before he won't stop the media from staking out Gentle Path when he shows up...This just seems to be a step in image rehabilitation...



Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:44 am
 

Finchem hints that Woods is headed back to rehab

Rehab what? How to keep your panties up or to reprogram his Caligula complex.


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