Ernie Els Calls Tiger Woods 'Selfish' For Timing Of Press Conference

As you may have heard, Tiger Woods has planned a news conference televised meeting with friends for Friday at 11 a.m. This doesn’t sit well with fellow golfer Ernie Els. No, not that Woods is making a statement — that part’s totally cool. It’s that he had the audacity to plan it on a Friday. EVERYONE KNOWS MONDAYS ARE WHEN YOU SAY IMPORTANT THINGS. Right, Ernie?:

“It’s selfish. This takes a lot away from the tournament,” Els told American magazine Golf Week.

“I feel sorry for the sponsor (Accenture). Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday.”

Of course, I (and I’m sure plenty of other non-golf enthusiasts) had no idea there was a tournament this weekend sponsored by Accenture. But now I do, thanks to Tiger. So you could look at it that way.

Besides, Tiger’s agent insists that Accenture is totally cool with all of this:

“Accenture couldn’t have been more supportive. It’s always good to get your information right before commenting,” he added of Els’ broadside.

“It’s strictly a timing issue. There is a very good reason [to make the statement on Friday] and not do it next week.”

Damn, Ernie. He said get your info game right. Snap.

And what is so urgent that Tiger has to make the statement this week, not next? If this was just going to be some canned apology, I wouldn’t care … but now … now we have some intrigue

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