Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we have some tragic news to report, unfortunately. I always thought returning from my annual buddies trip without the green jacket was the worst possible outcome.
Wednesdays on the PGA Tour usually come with a relaxed feel infused by the assortment of Average Joes hacking it around in the pro-am. But on this Wednesday at the Northern Trust, that informality was replaced by tension and worry thanks to a scare from Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods’ return from sabbatical was short, his six-over-par score through two days at Royal Portrush leading to an early exit from the Open Championship. According to Woods, it will be a few weeks before we see him again.
Henrik Stenson won’t earn one of the automatic berths for Team Europe when Ryder Cup qualifying ends in two weeks. Depending on perspective, Stenson’s latest decision could signify his belief that he’s already on the team via captain’s pick.