Some interesting comments from golfer Tiger Woods in his press conference at the Bay Hill Invitational tournament this week. He was talking about prize money in golf and how it might change given that sponsors are becoming more difficult to find, and given that there is some talk the tour’s TV contract, which is up for renegotiation this summer, could decline. Why, Woods was asked, is everyone so worried about money in golf:
TIGER WOODS: Because the TV contract is coming up now and we’re not in the big boom like we were the last time around (in 2000). Every dot-com, everybody wanted to get involved and we were on an incredible high.
Ah, echoes of the dot-com collapse are still being felt five years out, even in professional golf.