Tiger Woods will address a full-media room today at Augusta National Golf Club, and the whole sports world is waiting to hear what he has to say. But, my guess is he won't say much, at least about his affairs and his relationship with his wife.
We'll see at 2 p.m., but I'm guessing Tiger will answer questions about those topics with a "That's a private matter" or "I'm hear to talk about golf." And who can blame him. He doesn't owe us anything about his personal life, no matter how much money he makes or how popular a sports figure he is.
And in keeping things private, Woods picked the best place to make his return. Augusta National is like no other sports site in the world, and the Masters is run like no other sporting event in the world. It's certainly not like any other golf tournament in that access to the players for fans, and media, is limited and tightly controlled.
So there won't be any fans waving signs, and there won't be anyone mocking Woods or screaming out at him. If they do, they'll be escorted from the grounds and have their badge taken away from them, which means they'll likely never get back into the tournament again.
As for the media, the Masters' news conferences are run by a moderator, and it's a good bet that if the media members get out of control with their questions this week that he will take over the questions and keep things focused on golf.
That's where the focus this week will be - on golf.