Tiger Woods Hires Ari Fleischer, Plans Return
Bush's old PR guy reportedly helping with March 25 return
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 11, 2010 1:04 PM CST
Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary and Spokesman for former President George W. Bush, speaks to a breakfast gathering, Sept. 26, 2009 at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.   (AP Photo/The Detroit News, John L. Russell)

(Newser) – Tiger Woods is expected to return to golf at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25, and he’s hired none other than former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer to help him plan the comeback. “They were in his living room this week going over a strategy for how to handle Bay Hill in two weeks,” a source tells the New York Post. Another added that he’d be “shocked” if Woods didn’t play.

Palmer, too, has reportedly told close friends that he expects Tiger to play, and organizers are quietly preparing for an outsized media presence. One friend told the Golf Channel yesterday that he might return slightly earlier, at the Tavistock Cup on the 22nd. Woods hired Fleischer, who also tried to help Mark McGwire repair his image after the steroids scandal, because he knows he’ll have to answer press questions when he does return.

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Mar 13, 2010 12:31 AM CST
Yes probably reap as many or more benefits than Tiger or Elin. I'll take that back Elin will appreciate the help in raising the children and Tiger will enjoy the time with them. Maybe even on the golf course?
Mar 12, 2010 5:21 PM CST
I think it is their business and if they do decide to stay together , bless them and best wishes
Mar 12, 2010 7:30 AM CST
As I thought: Deep down, Tiger still believes in a Hollywood BS image of himself, and that he's right and that HE has been wronged! He's ready to liar and lawyer and spin and PR and bluster for cash. Maybe "this time round" he'll speak up for minorities barred from exclusive country clubs? Maybe.