Tiger Pursued for TV Interviews

by | December 7, 2009 at 4:51 PM | TV News

Who will land the first post-crash interview with the elusive — and troubled — Tiger Woods?

It was initially reported that Oprah Winfrey called up the golf great to advise him and request an interview (Oprah is friends with Woods and attended his 2004 wedding to Elin Nordegren) for her talk show.

But that claim was quickly shot down by Oprah’s own camp.

“I do know there was a blog report that Oprah had personally called Mr. Woods himself — that is not true,” said Oprah’s spokesperson, Don Halcombe, to USA Today.

But ESPN and the Golf Channel are hot on Tiger’s tail.

“As you would expect in a situation like this, we are pursuing it through all possible avenues,” ESPN’s Josh Krulewitz said, while Golf Channel spokesman Dan Higgins indicated that the channel is “always looking for opportunities to talk with Tiger.”

HBO Sports reportedly asked for an interview but was turned down.

Thus far, Woods has been communicating with fans and the media through his Web site.

“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart,” he wrote on Wednesday. “I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.”

On Sunday, Woods offered an apology to those involved in a charity tournament he was scheduled to host. “I am sincerely sorry I was unable to fulfill my duties as host and player in this important event,” he wrote.

The golf icon was charged with careless driving November 27th after a single-car crash outside his Florida home, amid reports of a fight with his wife over tabloid claims of numerous extra marital affairs.