The Numbers Don’t Lie: Tiger Is the Most Important Figure in Sports

I said it before the Masters, and I’ll definitely say it now: golf needs Tiger Woods more than Woods needs golf. The ratings for the Masters back up my argument.  The final round earned a 7.8 rating Sunday afternoon (by the way, a 7.8 rating means that 7.8 percent of American households tuned into the…

It’s Gonna Be One Long-Ass Year for Tiger

It is not looking good for Tiger Woods in 2014. Woods is off to the worst start of his career.  He tied for 80th at the Farmers Insurance Open, tie for 41st at the Dubai Desert Classic, then withdrew from last week’s Honda.  Then yesterday Woods shot a 6-over-par 78 at Doral’s Blue Monster course…

Tiger’s Win a Godsend for Golf

Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational by five strokes over Graeme McDowell, shooting 13-under par in the process.  It was Woods’ first win on the PGA Tour since 2009. This was significant because it was a full tour event against a strong field, and a performance so clean that he was never seriously challenged…