Tiger Woods' foray into online video streaming could have been much better. Instead of holding a press conference before the Wells Fargo Championship, Woods sat down in the comfort of his own home to answer questions from fans he took over the Internet.
His mostly stoic expression throughout the 14-minute video was just about the same way he looks on the golf course, even after a victory. Instead of usual pleasantries such as, "Hello, welcome to my first video Q&A," the former No. 1 golfer goes right into his questions.
Clearly he needs some work. As a golf fan, I would like to see some other things in Woods' repertoire in home videos.
Tour of His Practice Course
JeffRealty.com has aerial shots of Woods' home in Jupiter, Fla. It must be nice to have full-sized greens and fairways for a yard. I would love to see the world's richest golfer give fans a tour of his practice area. He can give a step-by-step tutorial of how to play the Woods Home Course for the camera. Perhaps that would make him more comfortable and affable for fans. Add some rock music as a soundtrack to spice the tour up a bit.
Cooking in the Kitchen
I'd like to see how Woods cooks in the kitchen. Golf may be his life, but the kitchen is the soul of the house. How he handles cooking for his two little kids, who are turning 5 and 3 in 2012, according to the Daily Mail, would be a wonderful insight into his home life.
Playtime With Kids
Speaking of children, having a video on one of dad's days off would be great to see. Maybe he can even have grandma come over and play with Sam and Charlie to give fans a glimpse into the very private life of the world's biggest name in golf. Anything to get a smile on his face.
Tour of the Neighborhood
The entire island upon which Woods lives looks fantastic. The camera can go for a walk with his family through the beaches, boat docks and neighbors who call that part of Jupiter Island home. It's really cool looking at the property on satellite images. Woods' is the only house with a huge golf course. It also sits near Blowing Rocks Preserve, a natural habitat where sea turtles come to lay eggs.
Everyone knows Woods is great at golf. Yet he has a tennis court in his backyard. I'd like to see Woods take on Roger Federer in a tennis match, even though the two former pals are not on good terms anymore. Playing tennis might not do well on Woods' leg that is still trying to heal from multiple surgeries. But it would still be nice to see his hat handed to him in another sport for a little self-deprecating smackdown.
William Browning has covered sports for the Yahoo! Contributor Network including golf and local golf courses in southwest Missouri. He currently resides in Branson, Mo.
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