NZ television to screen Woods interview

New Zealand sports broadcaster Sky TV will screen on Tuesday an

eight-minute interview with Tiger Woods recently in Australia, in

which he talks about the importance in his life of his wife and

family.

In a 30-second trailer for the interview, which was filmed

shortly before Woods became embroiled in rumors of multiple

extramarital affairs, interviewer Murray Deaker asks Woods,

“Family first and golf second. Always be like that?” Woods

replies, “Always.”

The one-on-one interview was arranged by Woods’ New Zealand

caddie Steve Williams and conducted last month in Melbourne, where

Woods won the Australian Masters.

Sky intended to screen the interview on Christmas Day but

brought it forward to Tuesday when it recognized its significance

in light of recent revelations about Woods’ private life.

The network is touting the exclusive interview as “the story

that won’t wait.”

Deaker told New Zealand media on Sunday that he asked Woods

directly about the importance in his life of his Swedish-born wife

Elin and their two young children. According to media who have seen

a preview of the interview, Woods speaks about family values and

the way in which being a father has affected his approach to

golf.

“We have to be conscious of the fact it was conducted before

all this blew up. And given what we now know everyone will draw

their own conclusions to his answers,” Deaker told the Sunday

Star-Times newspaper.

Deaker said he had received several offers from overseas media

outlets for the interview but had refused to sell.