PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods will make a statement Friday at 11 a.m. ET from the PGA TOUR’s headquarters. PGATOUR.COM will stream the statement live.
It’s the first public appearance by Woods since he decided to take an indefinite leave of absence in December.
According to Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, the world’s No. 1 golfer plans to “discuss his past and his future and he intends to apologize for his behavior.”
Woods will be speaking to “friends, associates and colleagues” at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse, according to Steinberg.
PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said Wednesday, “I’m pleased that he’s going to make some comments and do what the statement says he’s going to do, so that’s good news.
Finchem, speaking from the press room at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, said he will be in attendance when Woods reads his statement.
“I don’t know what his plans are in terms of what he’s going to say,” the commissioner said. “I don’t know what he’s going to do after he finishes his rehab.”
Players participating at the Accenture Match Play Championship were asked about the impending Woods statement.
“He’s got to come out at some point,” said Rory McIlroy. “I mean, it’s just went on for so long.”