His earlier press conference held in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida in February of that year, where he apologised to all and sundry for his actions, was a very much stage-managed affair, Woods not taking any questions but attempting to explain his actions and expressing his sorrow for the impact they had had.
In his follow-up however, and to his credit, Woods fielded the questions and answered them in a very candid manner not only about the issues he was addressing but interrogation regarding his on course manner and issues concerning performance enhancing drugs.
Whatever one thinks of Woods and the issues that were facing him, that he fronted the media and fielded, without hesitation, some understandably very thorny questions was impressive in itself.
That he would go on to finish 4th just a few days later in his first event of any sort in five months, during a period where he had been under the most intense scrutiny, was arguably one of Woods’s greatest performances on the golf course.
DANNY WILLETT'S MASTERS FLASHBACK
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