I read that there is nothing in his agreement with the PGA or PGA Tour that stipulates he must do press conferences so it's his choice to do them or not. Why would he do them when he knows that the majority of questions he's asked will be non-golf related and just re-hash topics he's either already commented on or refused to comment on in the past. What will the press ask Tiger - about HH book, his wife, his club throwing, why he thinks he's not winning? All been asked and answered a million times.
The press needs to learn that having access to celebrities is a privilege and that once they get their story they need to move on to cover current events and not just drudge up old news. Tiger is setting a precedent that will cause the press to reconsider how they deal with him and other celebrities who they don't show respect towards.
I do agree when Tiger became a pro he signed up for the whole package which includes dealing with the press (which he did), but I don't see guys like Miceli cheapshot other golfers the way he does Tiger. If I knew I was going to be abused in every press conference I went to I'd do what Tiger is too.