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'Unprecedented security' for Tavistock planned

Posted on: March 12, 2010 10:56 am
Edited on: March 12, 2010 11:05 am
DORAL, Fla. -- At this point, given the conflicting information and unsourced leaks, we might as well resort to reading tea leaves.

A resident of the increasingly fortified Isleworth Country Club development where Tiger Woods resides said Friday that the community is bracing for "unprecedented security" at the upcoming Tavistock Cup matches.

Despite reports on Thursday indicating that Woods won't make his comeback until the Masters in April, neighbors are under the impression that Woods might still play in the Tavistock event, an unofficial, two-day affair beginning March 15 at Isleworth.

There are no ticket sales for the Tavistock, a private affair limited to around 4,000 or 5,000 members, corporate sponsors and invitees. Tavistock officials have formulated two sets of logistics plans -- one for minimal attendance if Woods doesn't play, and another for the Armageddon that could ensue if he does.

A record number of media outlets have requested credentials on the chance that Woods actually plays and the cozy Tavistock event, which isn't really equipped to handle the increased traffic. At this point, Woods hasn't made any official statement about any playing plans, though he has been practicing steadily for the past two weeks.

"We have heard that security is going to be at unprecedented levels," the resident told "Security is going to be by land, sea and air."

That's not just a one-liner, either. The Isleworth community is surrounded by the publicly accessible Butler Chain of Lakes, and members of the Lake Nona team are ferried across town to Isleworth in helicopters. Paparazzi have buzzed Isleworth for months in helicopters, hoping to get a shot of Woods or his wife, Elin.

Tavistock has yet to notify any media outlets whether they will be granted access.

The Isleworth resident said the T-Cup's cop-heavy plans being discussed among residents could just be the fallback scenario in case Woods elects to play. So far, Tavistock officials have not yet announced the roster composition. In fact, the tournament hasn't even announced when the rosters will be finalized.

"It [the security framework] could just be their contingency plan," the resident said.

There has been whispers among the players as to whether the Tavistock officials really want Woods to play, given the logistics headaches that could follow. To date, Tavistock officials haven't commented or responded to queries on anything regarding Woods' status.
Category: Golf

Since: Aug 19, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2010 11:47 am

'Unprecedented security' for Tavistock planned

I hope he wins his first tournament he plays in and then hooks up with Kelly Tillman from the golf channel!

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2010 10:45 pm

'Unprecedented security' for Tavistock planned

>>>A record number of media outlets have requested credentials on the chance that Woods actually plays and the cozy Tavistock event, which isn't really equipped to handle the increased traffic.

They boycotted his press conference...they should boycott all his golf matches, too.

I know that won't happen, but it should.

For myself, I hope he never wins another tournament.

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2010 7:16 pm

'Unprecedented security' for Tavistock planned

The Business of Tiger Woods COULD be Better than Ever
by MrArbitrage

Jon Friedman of Marketwatch recently wrote a column in which he contends that Tiger Woods will eventually be bigger than ever as long as he can get control of his sex-addiction and that the public views it as such.  Friedman also highlighted the fact that the public loves a “comeback story” which will be a key factor in Tiger’s future success.  I agree with Friedman’s entire premise but I don’t think that Woods needs to wait for public perception to turn.

It is not a question of whether Tiger Woods can become “bigger than ever”.   Tiger Woods –is- bigger than ever and it is naïve to believe otherwise.

Regardless of the number of people who are verbally flogging him, the fact is...  

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2010 4:38 pm

'Unprecedented security' for Tavistock planned

I think he knows he has to play either Tavistock or Bay Hill if he's going to contend at the Masters and not merely show up. And we know he wants the 'W', which hopefully someday will come to stand for 'Win' once again. Tavistock would be an easier return for him than Bay Hill, and then he could make Augusta his next tournament.

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