I’m really steamed about this. The other night, I realized that there was simply no way the golf media could continue their All Tiger All The Time nonsense even a day longer unless… Woods fired Foley.
I made a note of it, but never got around to mentioning it here.
Now we can look forward to Chamblee waxing poetic over swing video, Tilghman telling us breathlessly of the “golf world’s great anticipation” of Woods’s every event with his “new swing,” and the golf journalemmings bombarding us with daily articles such as, “Who Should It Be?”; “Will Butch Return?”; “Will Haney Return?”
Notice the timing of this: right smack in the middle of the FedEx Cup playoffs and just a month before the Ryder Cup. A time when Woods would have been completely ignored. A guy with class would have waited until after the Ryder Cup, but, well, no one has ever accused Woods of having class.
I wonder if his sponsors are calling the shots. They were getting nothing for their money with his name completely out of the headlines. There can be little doubt Quicken Loans pushed Woods to come back too early and play their DC Invitational. Woods also should have sat out the British Open and PGA Championship (and WGC Firestone), but something — provisional payment clauses in his contract? — caused him to plod through those tournaments.
Now, back to kicking myself, because, whether you believe it or not — and no one will believe it — I saw this coming. It was their only available option.