Like many people, I just tuned in to Tiger’s pre-tournament press conference. Here are some highlights from Tiger’s comments (with my comments in parentheses): This media circus has been hard on the other players- I apologize to them. Over the past few years, I under-appreciated my fans and that was wrong of me. (Accepting responsibility, […]
Over the weekend, Tiger Woods granted his first two interviews (each limited to 5 minutes) since his scandal broke. This Orlando Sentinel article offers a nice description of the interviews. Kelly Tilghman, who played college golf at Duke University and ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi are being lauded for their interviews with Tiger Woods. Tiger did not […]
So, Tiger Woods announced today that he’ll resume golf tournament play in Augusta, Georgia on April 8th. This follows Tiger’s lengthy public apology. Today, Tiger is quoted as saying: “I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of […]
This just in from ABC/ESPN: Tiger Woods‘ apology seemed sincere to more than half of Americans, but his popularity remains in the weeds. In an ABC News/ESPN poll conducted from Feb. 25 to 28, 54 percent of 1,004 respondents said that Woods was sincere when he said he was sorry for the damage done by […]
In December, I posted here about Tiger Woods’ troubles. Today, Tiger Woods held a news conference (no questions permitted) and offered a carefully-crafted public apology. Tiger’s apology was extensive and it reminds me of this much less well-known public apology for infidelity. Today, I had an opportunity to comment in the media about this apology. […]
Washington Post columnist Kevin Huffman has graded public apologies from 2009, which he has called “The year of the apology.” Nice work, Kevin! Do you agree with his grades?
I borrowed today’s title from this classic op.ed. by Stanley Fish about apologies. Kevin Huffman of the Washington Post is blogging about John Edward’s apology and admission that he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s 1-year-old daughter. Edwards wrote in a statement, “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and […]