Arnie to Tiger: Open up to media at Augusta

Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods at Bay Hill in 2008.
Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods at Bay Hill in 2008. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Arnold Palmer, of course, knows a thing or two about dealing with people. His touch has been so human over the years that he could conduct seminars on interpersonal relations.

Palmer said Wednesday at Bay Hill that the beleaguered Tiger Woods hasn’t asked him for advice. But in a news conference at the PGA Tour event that bears his name, Palmer gave his 2 cents of counsel for Woods.

“The best thing he could do would be open up and just let you guys (news media) shoot at him,” Palmer said.

Why so?

“Someone said, ‘Move on,’ ” Palmer said. “Well, that might be the best way to move on.”

Editor’s note: Perhaps Woods took Palmer’s advice. Woods will appear in the Augusta National Golf Club’s media center at 2 p.m. on Monday of Masters week, according to a pre-interview schedule released by the club late Wednesday afternoon.

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