|Tiger Woods of the US during the the 4th round of the 76th Masters golf tournament April 8, 2012 at the Augusta National Golf Club on Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Tiger Woods will answer fans questions by video next week in preparation for the upcoming Wells Fargo Championship.
Woods usually holds a press conference before events he plays, but he will skip the media and address fans who submit questions via Facebook and Twitter. The video will posted on his web site on Monday, according to ESPN.com.
"We've been thinking about this for a couple of months now," his agent Mark Steinberg said Friday. "We wanted to have a little bit more direct interaction with fans, and they've been very good to him over the years. We're probably a little bit behind with social media and this is a way to do that."
Steinberg denied Woods was bypassing the media for negative coverage of his 40th place finish in the Masters earlier this month in which he was criticized for kicking a club after a bad shot during the second round.
Steinberg said it is just a chance for Woods to interact with fans. The agent said Woods will do something similar to this a few times this year.
The Wells Fargo Championship will be the first tournament Woods has played since the Masters ended on April 8.