Geoff Shackelford wraps it up nicely. Essentially, Tiger Woods' decision to skip the first tournament of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup is a public relations disaster that can't be spinned. Think Titanic. Think Hindenburg. That bad.
I don't blame Tiger, and I believe him when he says that he needs a week off. And the whole idea was ludicrous to begin with. I mean, come on - if Jim Furyk wins the FedEx Cup, how many people are going to think that he is the best golfer in the world? Show of hands, please?
Trying to generate interest in golf at just the moment baseball's pennant races heat up and the NFL season kicks off was a dumb idea from the get-go. If the PGA brass had any brains, they would shorten the tour, thereby making it more likely that the best players would appear from week to week.