Tiger Woods, after nearly three months of silence, plans to issue a public statement on Friday, February 19th, 2010.
Rumor is that he will apologize for his past behavior and discuss his plans regarding his much needed return to professional golf.
In a statement today, Tiger Woods agent, Mark Steinberg said that Tiger would speak at 11 a.m Friday at Ponte Vedra Beach at TPC Sawgrass where the PGA Tour has it’s headquarters.
In other… betrayal news, this day in history (Feb 19th) during the American Revolution in 1777, Congress overlooked Benedict Arnold for promotion to Major General, which led him to conspire with the British to hand over the fort at West Point, New York.
“On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress votes to promote Thomas Mifflin; Arthur St. Clair; William Alexander, Lord Stirling; Adam Stephen; and Benjamin Lincoln to the rank of major general. Although the promotions were intended in part to balance the number of generals from each state, Brigadier General Benedict Arnold felt slighted that five junior officers received promotions ahead of him and, in response, threatened to resign from the Patriot army.
In a letter dated April 3, 1777, General George Washington wrote to Arnold from his headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, and confessed that he “was surprised, when I did not see your name in the list of Major Generals.” Thinking that the omission of Arnold’s name was an error, Washington discouraged the disappointed Arnold from taking any “hasty Step.”
To Arnold’s dismay, he soon learned that his commander in chief was wrong, and he submitted his resignation to the Congress in July 1777, but withdrew it at Washington’s urging. Despite having the support of George Washington, Arnold continued to feel unjustly overlooked by his superiors. Finally, in 1780, Arnold betrayed his country by offering to hand over the Patriot-held fort at West Point, New York, to the British…”
February 19th is also the birthday of up and coming Futures Tour star Carling Coffing and mighty fine golf blogger, Mr. John Duval from IntoTheGrain.com. Both will be joining me in this Saturday’s 2nd Annual Future Stars Foundation ProAm.
***UPDATE: The video is now posted up on Orlando Golf Blogger, here’s the link!