Foil for Tiger more important than ever
Golf got a glimpse it did not want to see, a brief view into the future. Tiger Woods left the game for nearly nine months and the general reaction was you might as well take down the flagsticks and cover up the holes. No point in even growing grass, really.
That is a harsh, and rather unfair, view of professional golf since June 16, when the world's No. 1 golfer last played, doing so in riveting fashion by defeating Rocco Mediate in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.
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