It took years — including 18 months in prison — before disgraced Olympic runner Marion Jones returned to sports as a member of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock. But Tiger Woods may be on a faster track: He’s hired former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer — who also worked with semi-disgraced ballplayer Mark McGwire — to help with his comeback, says the New York Post. And their sources say Woods will appear at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25 in Orlando.
This may or may not mean anything, but USA Today says the PGA has been calling tournament directors “to make sure they could handle the crush of reporters” in the event of a Woods appearance, per the AP.
In a recent and more certifiable piece of Tiger news, Jamie Jungers was crowned Miss Mistress in Howard Stern’s Tiger Woods’ Mistress Beauty Pageant on Stern’s radio show. In the apparently decisive oral competition of the pageant, Jungers said Woods didn’t use condoms, was in bed with her when he learned of his father’s death, and that he was a cheapass, flying her around coach (rather than first class, as befit her exalted status) and failing to tip waiters. She allegedly received “$75K and a black diamond ring” for winning the pageant.