Friday, July 29, 2011

Tiger Adds PGA Championship To Schedule

   Following on the announcement that he will play in the WGC event next week at Firestone -- where he's won seven times -- Tiger Woods has also committed to play in the PGA Championship.

   As for the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, well, that's still a stretch.

   I'll admit to being surprised when I heard Woods was coming back next week, especially since a day earlier his swing coach, Sean Foley, said he hadn't seen his star pupil in a while. There had been photos of Woods with his kids on his boat but there was no hint golf was around the corner.

   Woods said he would let the doctors tell him when he could play again so it's fair to assume he's good to go. But there's a difference in being healthy and being fully ready to play.

   What to expect from Woods next week?

   He conditioned us to expect brilliance but he'll be a curiosity at Firestone. Other than nine holes at The Players Championship three months ago, he's been invisible, fired his caddie and had more questions raised about whether he can be Tiger Woods again on the course.

   He's 133rd in FedEx Cup points right now which means he isn't currently eligible for the playoffs. That's not to say he puts great emphasis on the playoffs but if he feels well enough to play, he needs to be eligible for a series of strong events.

   For weeks, we've been waiting and wondering when we'd see Tiger again. The waiting is almost over. But the wondering...


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

WCG event= no cut. Makes sense for Tiger to come back in that event. PGA? Different story, harder set up of the golf course. I'd take even money now that Tiger is trunk slamming on Fri evening in ATL. And I see Tiger has one of his peeps caddying for him now instead of an experienced Tour caddy. Will be interesting to see how long that lasts. Next to go is Foley... he won't be Tiger's swing coach when the calendar hits 2012.