ESPN will have coverage of Tiger Woods’ first public statement since the events of last Thanksgiving and the media firestorm surrounding his alleged marital infidelity. Woods is expected to release a statement on Friday, Feb. 19 at 11am ET — possibly announcing his return to competitive golf — but not field any questions from reporters. Here is the release from ESPN, and the release from GOLF CHANNEL after the jump:
Tiger Woods Statement Live on ESPN Media Platforms
ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, First Take (ESPN2), ESPN.com (streaming live), ESPN Radio (during The Herd with Colin Cowherd) and ESPN Mobile (streaming live) will present live coverage of Tiger Woods statement Friday, 11 a.m. ET at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., home of the PGA Tour.
Reporter Tom Rinaldi and ESPN golf host Mike Tirico will be in Florida, while Colleen Dominguez will be in Marana, Ariz., site of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, for player reaction. ESPN.com golf writer Bob Harig will provide on-site coverage from Florida.
Additionally, Woods-related pieces scheduled to run include:
Tiger Woods Timeline – Jeremy Schaap
Tiger Woods Impact on the Game – Tom Rinaldi
What to Expect from the Galleries – T.J. Quinn
How tabloids covered the story – Chris Connelly
Golf Channel to Deliver Comprehensive Coverage of Tiger Woods’ Statement to the Media Friday Beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET
GolfChannel.com to Stream Golf Channel’s Live Coverage at 10:30 a.m. ET
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18, 2010 – Golf Channel will deliver wall-to-wall coverage of Tiger Woods’ statement to the media on Friday, with the network’s reporters on-site at Ponte Vedra Beach, its Orlando studios and in Arizona at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Golf Channel and GolfChannel.com’s live coverage will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET, followed by Woods’ statement to the media at 11 a.m. ET. Kraig Kann, Brandel Chamblee and Charlie Rymer will anchor coverage from the network’s Orlando studios, joined by Rich Lerner and Steve Sands from Ponte Vedra Beach and Jim Gray and Frank Nobilo from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.
Golf Channel’s coverage is scheduled to include:
· Interviews with PGA TOUR Professionals prior to Woods’ statement.
· Look-ins to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship for player reaction during Woods’ statement.
· Interviews and reaction from PGA TOUR Professionals immediately following Woods’ statement.
GolfChannel.com’s editorial coverage will include reports from Jay Coffin and Randall Mell on-site at Ponte Vedra Beach and Rex Hoggard from Arizona.
During the network’s Golf Central Pre Game show at 1:30 p.m. ET, Kelly Tilghman and Nick Faldo will provide reaction from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and Golf Channel contributor John Feinstein will join the show in-studio.
Golf Channel Friday Airtimes (All times Eastern)
9 – 10:30 a.m. Honda PTT LPGA Thailand (Second Round, TD)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Golf Central Special: Tiger Woods
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Allianz Championship (Round One, Live)
1:30 – 2 p.m. Golf Central Pre Game
2 – 6 p.m. WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Day Three, Live)
6 – 6:30 p.m. Golf Central (Live)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun (Round Two, TD)