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February 18, 2010

Will Tiger top 'Twilight' on Ustream?

Posted: 12:53 PM ET

Tomorrow, the tabloid-friendly tale of golf star Tiger Woods is poised to become the biggest online video event of the year.

Woods has called a press event to speak publicly for the first time since a Nov. 27 car crash outside his home spiraled into a cavalcade of reports about his marital infidelities and sexual exploits.

His statement will be broadcast live on Ustream – the popular online video site – by its partner, CBS News. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.

Massive international interest in Tiger's golf future and the story’s salacious details – combined with the fact that the appearance falls in the middle of the workday for many in the United States – suggests that online viewership could easily enter the millions.

Tiger will be chasing a pack of young vampires if he hopes to be Ustream’s biggest star, though.

In November, more than 2 million unique Ustream viewers watched live red-carpet activity before the premiere of the blockbuster movie “Twilight: New Moon."

Ustream also has social-media tie-ins, letting users post messages to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter as they watch – and, no doubt, increasing interest as they do.

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Franko   February 19th, 2010 1:38 am ET

Golf, by itself, is just too boring.
What goes on, off the green, is more entertaining.


Willard Barriault   April 28th, 2010 11:31 am ET

i really love Twilight. this movie is super great that we watched it several times with some of my friends. ~


Aimee Chapman   October 5th, 2010 8:12 am ET

Online video watching has been my hobby'.;


Lynwood Traynham   April 14th, 2013 1:31 pm ET

Rhythm and consistency are important, so how you get ready both physically and mentally for the game is essential. Tiger has a practice routine that he does before every single game. He uses the same clubs, and the last club he uses for his pre-game warm-up is the one he plans to use for the first hole.;

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