Michael McCann is a legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he is also a tenured professor of law.
By not appearing before cameras on Wednesday, Woods avoided the media spectacle of entering a courthouse. He is also more likely to protect his endorsement deals, which is surely a sensitive topic for him.
If Trump had sued the USGA, he would have likely sought two types of remedies: (1) a court-ordered injunction to prevent the USGA from relocating the tournament and (2) monetary damages in the event the relocation occurred.
Tiger Woods does not appear interested in a legal battle over his recent DUI arrest. In his statement, Woods wrote, "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions."