This wasn’t golf as much as it was a celebrity game show: Breakfast with Birdies (and Bogeys).
For a while, it seemed the 102nd PGA Championship might not be played at all.
It's still a major, one with three PGA champions — Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas — grouped the first two rounds.
So unreal, Tiger Woods without a gallery, without signs requesting the quiet rarely attainable when he is in the field.
It's arguably the most relevant event in golf and because of its history and location definitely the most controversial.
"This shocking tragedy clearly crossed the line,” the golf star wrote on Twitter.
These were four guys at play, missing a shot or two in awful weather but not missing many chances to use a zinger.
This is life, people, something that despite our advances reminds us there is much beyond our control.
“It’s incredibly satisfying to win a tournament of this stature on a golf course of this stature,” he said.
He shot a 4-under 67 Saturday, closing with a birdie 3 on 18.
“I wasn’t as sharp as I have been,” said Woods, almost apologetically.
We were thinking, this would be the breakthrough year, his 83rd Tour victory, snapping the tie with Sam Snead. Oops.
There isn’t much that McIlroy hasn’t accomplished in a sport where he first displayed his skill as a teenager.
He’s won virtually everything from St. Andrews to Pebble Beach, 82 Tour victories overall, but never won this one.
Great golf is what we expect from Mickelson and, from his comments over the years, what he expects from himself.
He had everyone in awe. Other than, ho-hum, his own self.
At 32, he should be entering his golfing prime. But there’s the back.
It’s as much an issue of undoing, changing the way you grip a club, relearning the way to swing, as of doing.
In his near half-century of existence (he turns 50 in June), he has kept us guessing when he hasn’t kept us bewildered.
DeChambeau was at 12-under-par 132 and two shots in front of Nick Watney, who had a 66 for 134.
Nothing can ruin this tournament for the former Cowboy QB, who carries a 1.1 handicap.
He can be proud of a career that hit the headlines, hit the skids and definitely has hit the jackpot.
The South African was one three players who shot a 5-under-par 66 in the first round of this 119th U.S. Open.
You won’t hear griping about how the USGA prepares an Open course from McIlroy, who was taught to shut up and play.
At Pebble Beach, Woods offered reflections on the struggles a competitor must endure, whether on the fairways or courts.
He’s a winner, undeniably. It’s just that people either don’t know Koepka or haven’t warmed to him.
He was a special invitee by the PGA of America — he’s 72nd in the world — and obviously deserving of the selection.
Spieth’s reputation was for brilliant putting. But in early 2018 his putting declined, and with it went his overall game
The thought that Tiger might win consecutive majors, after that stirring win at Augusta, has gone with the wind.
What we didn’t realize, or more accurately what we forgot, was that Woods knew how to play Augusta National.
This is what promoters dream of, what TV networks worship. It’s marquee stuff.
He is more gracious since the return, acting like someone who didn’t know what he had until he lost it.
Those two have defined themselves, put themselves at the top, and in the process put themselves behind the eight ball.
For the 36-year-old Holmes, who had brain surgery at the end of 2011, it was the first victory in four years.
Rest isn’t something the golfers have had here or last week because of weather delays.
“This week I made comments that were out of touch and insensitive,” he said.
Two Genesis Open entrants have received considerable attention for something other than pars and birdies.
When Woods is entered, he’s the first player mentioned, even if he’s in last place.
“It’s a lot more work and effort to play at this level,” he said, alluding to his age.
He used to be a ski champion. What’s a little cold to him?
He refused to enter last week’s Saudi Arabia International, based on the country’s “human rights violations.”
Rain is supposed to continue through Saturday and Sunday, which is unfortunate but, as history verifies, not unusual.
The items that matter most in the AT&T are the top of the leaderboard and the weather, in no particular order.
He was supposed to be the game’s next big thing with the decline of Tiger Woods. Yet he didn’t win a tournament in 2018.