Sports writers across the country have been asking—is Tiger back?
But the bigger question is this—is golf back? Because I can’t stand golf without a competitive Tiger.
Don’t get me wrong. I watched the PGA tournament in Humble, Texas today. What’s it called? The Big Oil Open?
My bad. Guess it’s called the Shell Houston Open. I was close.
I watched it because Tiger re-ignited my interest by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational a week ago and coming in tied for third in Abu Dhabi a few weeks back.
Will Ernie Els make it into the Master’s Tournament by winning the Shell? I don’t know, but a broadcaster brought up the scenario during the Arnold Palmer Invitational, so now I’m interested. In fact, I’m hooked.
Tiger has a cascade effect that way. Because in this day and age, Tiger Woods is golf.
And when he’s not around, it’s like tennis with John McEnroe retired. Just another boring game with a ball.
You know. Like baseball without Bonds and steroids.
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Back to the Final Four…
I’m watching it as I write. It’s Kentucky 20, Louisville 10. But I pick Louisville and Ohio State in the championship.
This insight based on a PTI marathon last night, five Wilbons and Kornheisers in a row.
Still time to fly to Vegas.
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Okay. So it’s Kentucky in the finals. Let’s see about The Ohio State and Kansas game now.
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Okay. So it’s Kentucky and Kansas in the finals. Might as well go for the trifecta. Let me pick the winner.
You are so doomed, Kansas.