With just one week remaining in the PGA Tour‘s regular season, we are about to complete another year in which Tiger Woods was a total non-factor. Woods appeared in only one event in which he missed the cut, before playing an overseas event that he withdrew from then went under the knife once again.
What has followed is another season of great play from the young blood and consistent veterans. The Masters produced a duel for the ages between Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia having Garcia come out on top in a playoff, the rest of the Majors went to three of the games young stars Brooks Kopeka won the U.S. Open, Jordan Spieth brought home his 3rd career Major with his dramatic win over Matt Kuchar at the Open Championship, and Justin Thomas got the win at the PGA Championship.
The playoffs await and Hideki Matsuyama, Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm making up the top six in the standings. When we show up for Major’s next year Rory McIlroy will have a chance to complete the career Grand Slam at the Masters, Phil Mickelson will at the U.S. Open, and Spieth will at the PGA Championship.
So long story short there are plenty of storylines to keep the sport interesting, now would the sport be better off with him? Of course, but it no longer needs him to be interesting.
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