How is El Tigre doing? Mr. Woods is done with Day 1 and he finished with an even 72. Bogeys on 17 and 18 cost him a minus-2. What a hack. The best score of the day is a minus-3.
As much as I find rooting for Tiger nearly impossible (that's another column) it's no secret he is great for the grand game of golf. He creates interest in the game of golf for those who usually are not interested. It makes me a little tired that he will not come back to Texas to play in the Shell Houston Open, the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, The Nelson in Dallas or The Colonial in Fort Worth.
Does Tiger not know we have a Chili's here, too?
Colonial hasn't hosted Woods in forever, and once Mr. Byron Nelson died Woods has not returned.
Selfishly, I would prefer to see Woods return to Colonial only for convenience sake. At this point, however, I will take Woods at any of the four in Texas.
Michael Tothe, the director of the Crowne Plaza Invitational al Colonial, believes Woods will return one day.
"I do. I do," he told me today. "I would love for him to come play Colonial. We we love for that opportunity. There have always been a lot of great players on the PGA Tour, and there are more now than ever before, but there is still no doubt when Tiger is in your field he adds all the more buzz.
"If he doesn't play Colonial, I would want him to support one of the other three tournaments in Texas. You have to optimistic he will come back to Texas."
Hope he's right.
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