As Annika Sorenstam and most of the top LPGA pros (save Lorena Ochoa) prepare to tee it up at the SBS Open in Hawaii, Ron Sirak writes that the offseason has only made the heart grow fonder.
Last year, the PGA Tour ended its season earlier so as to avoid football season. Maybe it should start later for the same reason.
Compared to other sports, the game remains a sanctuary of model behavior. But as pro purses grow, golf's squeaky-clean image will surely be tested.
Technically, there are plenty of people on Hilton Head Island. But Darren Clarke must have felt all alone after a final-round 76.
Tiger Woods has re-opened the door, allowing others seeking his throne to waltz through.