Tiger Woods is scheduled to hold his first press conference in nearly five months at 2pm on Monday 5 April, according to a tentative interview schedule that Augusta National released on Thursday.
It will be his first open press conference in nearly five months and his first time facing a room of reporters since he crashed his car into a tree on Nov 27 .
The Masters has only recently begun to conduct a press conference on the Monday of the tournament week, usually a player with only moderate news interest because most of the media is not there yet. Woods is the only player scheduled for an interview that day.
Arnold Palmer, one of the most popular players in golf history, suggested that Woods be more open with reporters.
“It's up to him to do and say whatever he feels he needs to do to redeem the situation, put it in the proper place," said Palmer. “I suppose the best thing he could do would be open up and just let you guys shoot at him. And that's just my thought."
The last time Woods held a press conference was Nov 15 after he won the Australian Masters in Melbourne for his 82nd career win.