Just to update you, Tiger Woods is out for the season with some leg or knee or arm surgery that has every golf fan screaming for 1986 Masters highlights on a loop during regular birdie coverage (I'm down, if you guys want to show it).
No matter how worried you are about the immediate future of the tour, last week's Travelers Championship sure made it seem like we'll be alright.
Stewart Cink won, and Hunter Mahan finished second, so all we needed a John Daly sighting and Phil Mickelson carrying five versions of a three-wood to really get the media buzzing again.
Sure, after the five days of amazing U.S. Open coverage, it was probably hard for some to sit on the couch watching a bunch of "eh" people play, but it turned out to be amazing golf with some ridiculously low scores.
The bonus is obviously that Cink and Mahan, two players that can pull a few viewers, had solid weeks and Vijah Singh looked to wake up from a year-long hibernation.
The Buick Open is this week, a tournament that Tiger normally ditches anyway, so nothing new there. (Also, you know you're bigger than life when one of your title sponsors has a tournament in their name and you are allowed to ditch it...think KPMG would allow Mickelson the same privileges?)
I spoke of this at The FanHouse but I think it's worth bringing it up here -- can Tiger still be Player of the Year? If you have any opinion on the matter, leave it in comments.