Tiger uses Web to announce his daughter’s birth
June 19th, 2007

The Associated Press is quoting tigerwoods.com today as its news source for the birth of Tiger’s new cub. By comparison, Phil Mickelson’s announcement that he has pulled out of this week’s PGA tournament was picked up by AP from ‘a spokesman for his management company. . . .’ This website note from Tiger seemed to me to be done with his usual good taste. It shows that a public figure can be more direct and personal online than communicating through a press release and AP:

June 19, 2007
By Tiger Woods

Elin and I are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Sam Alexis Woods. Sam was born early Monday morning, June 18th. Both Elin and Sam are doing well and resting peacefully. We want to thank our doctors and the hospital staff for all their dedicated and hard work. This is truly a special time in our lives and we look forward to introducing Sam to our family and friends over the next few weeks. We thank everyone for their well wishes and continued respect of our privacy.
Sincerely, Tiger

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