Arnold Palmer believes redemption for Tiger Woods starts with being more open with the media.
Palmer initially was guarded with his opinion about Woods and the sex scandal that has tarnished golf’s biggest star. But when asked at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday how Woods could show more respect for the game, Palmer’s suggestion was for him to let his guard down.
“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,” Palmer said. “My opinion, as I said … I was going to keep to myself. But I suppose the best thing he could do would be open up and just let you guys (reporters) shoot at him. And that’s just my thought.”
Woods is missing Palmer’s tournament for the first time in his career.
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Tiger to talk at Masters
Later Wednesday it was revealed that Woods will speak before he plays in the Masters.
Woods is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 5, according to a tentative interview schedule released by Augusta National.
The Masters only recently began conducting a press conference on Monday of tournament week. Woods is the only player scheduled for an interview that day.