Say what you want about Tiger Woods. He's an incredibly gifted golfer, with an incredibly gifted libido. He's taken the term "philanderer" to a whole new level, with his off-course issues seemingly going hand-in-hand with his incredible fall from grace on the course.
But the guy still is the main story whenever he steps on the green, and is the reason we (and by we, I mean the average Joe) watch golf on Sundays. With questions lingering about his health, Tiger made a plea, er, promise ,with the media for this morning's press conference ahead of the AT & T National:
Almost press conference time. I'll donate one million dollars to @TWFoundation if no one asks me about the leg.
One million dollars for one press conference featuring no questions about his leg. Not a bad deal. Especially considering that Woods isn't going to shock the world with any revelations, and is bound to give a standard non-answer.
But the tweet does raise the question of journalistic integrity. Yes the money goes to a good cause, but at its' root, isn't this a bribe to the media to not ask the tough questions. Could Lance Armstrong or Barry Bonds offer money to charity to quiet the media about their alleged steroid use? How about if Fred Wilpon would donate to charity if the media didn't ask him about the comments he made to, you guessed it, the media?
So did the media take the bait?
Press conference time. Off to visit with my best friends.
Bet was over after first question but of course I'm going to give the money to the @TWFoundation.
First question? Really. It was THAT anti-climactic. So- if you were in the media, would you have entertained the offer? Post in the comments below.