Tiger Woods: Timing of Planned Statement Curious, Experts Say

Sports fans and gossipmongers have been waiting for three months to hear from Tiger Woods, but his planned five-minute statement will be judged as much more than a simple step back into the spotlight, experts say.

“No matter what he says or how thorough he tries to be … people are going to watch him and judge him based on contrition and whether they think he’s changed,” ESPN golf expert Tom Rinaldi told “Good Morning America” today.

Woods said Wednesday he will speak Friday at 11 a.m. from the Professional Golfers Association’s headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.