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Crisis and reputation PR experts believe the Tiger Woods presser was ineffective this morning, if you could call it a press conference. Only the three wire services were able to be on-site. As we mentioned this morning, the Golf Writers of America voted unanimously to boycott Woods’ statement reading unless it is opened to all accredited media.

The star golfer was stiff, over rehearsed, though he did finally frame the conversation–three months too late. Though anyone could have predicted he’d avoid the details of the actual incident that occurred on Thanksgiving night, no answers were given except a staunchly worded defense of his wife Elin Nordegren on domestic violence questions. He did apologize for his marital transgressions: “For all that I have done, I am so sorry,” Woods said. “I have a lot to atone for.”

The mention of his Buddhist faith was a surprise, likely aimed back at the Brit Hume controversy from last month.

Fox News and ABC News Now had savvy self-promoters Peter Shankman and Ronn Torossian on hand respectively for commentary (screenshots and clips as they become available).

Here’s what our sources, and a handful of industry Tweeters think:

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