Originally Published: Apr 6, 2010 11:38 AM CDT
I didn't expect that much from Tiger Woods at his Monday news conference in Augusta. What I heard and saw was a man humbled, yet excited to be back where he feels most comfortable. Woods said a lot of the right things, and I didnt really get the sense that he was going through the motions. I thought he meant what he said. Not for me to judge anyway.
I thought his interaction with some of the patrons during a practice round was a good thing, and it's something he should do on a regular basis. Woods also admitted to some nerves (first-ever admission of that?) and that's also not necessarily a bad thing. Some may wonder whether much of this day was planned- the interaction, the answers, etc- and given everything else, that's a fair question. I choose to think it was genuine. Time will tell about that, as well as his plan to change his on-course demeanor. The kids are watching. He wants to be a better role model. He has work to do on that front.
But so do the rest of us.