Woods presser to have strict broadcast limits

Tiger Woods speaks to the media during a pre-tournament press conference at the 2009 Masters.
Tiger Woods speaks to the media during a pre-tournament press conference at the 2009 Masters. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HUMBLE, Texas – Augusta National is laying down the law to every television network and cable entity, limiting their use of Monday’s Tiger Woods press conference footage.

In an agreement drafted by Augusta National, the club said it will provide a feed of the April 5 press conference free of charge, but limits its use after the live broadcast to 48 hours after the press conference. During those 48 hours the press conference cannot be rebroadcast in its entirety, the use is limited to regularly scheduled sports or news programs and cannot be in excess of three minutes.

After the 48 hours the video cannot be rebroadcast at all without the written permission of Augusta National.

In the agreement, the club never mentions Tiger Woods by name, but instead references the Press Conference of April 5.