In evaluating the value of tonight's two, five-minute, restriction-free Tiger interviews, I've analyzed them in the most basic of ways. By asking one simple question:
What did we learn?
That is, after all, the purpose of an interview, yes? To get answers to questions the interviewee has yet to answer.
Okay, good. With that in mind, here's what I came up with:
--Tiger's nervous about fan reaction when he returns.
--Tiger has a new bracelet which he will wear for the rest of his life.
And.... yep, I guess that's pretty much it.
I'm really not trying to be cynical here, and correct me if I'm wrong, but this was the only new information, yes?
In light of this, I think it's a little difficult to compare this to David Frost sitting down with Richard Nixon.
I don't want to look like one of those people who will never be satisfied with anything Tiger says, but when you can't be straightforward about the type of treatment you've been receiving and still won't give even the most general of explanations regarding a very bizarre late-night car crash, he makes it hard to move on.