What I’ll call “the Tiger phenomenon” is still alive and well.
The interest even casual golf fans have in how the once dominant professional golfer does when he plays, is perhaps as strong as it has ever been.
At a gathering outside with other adults that included guys ranging in age from 19 to 62 Sunday, there were several requests to Alexa to find out how Tiger Woods was doing in the PGA Championship with time in front of the tube that continued during supper that followed an afternoon swim.
I can’t think of another professional athlete who’s warranted such attention as Tiger Woods has during a career that was winding down.
It’s similar I think to the love many of us have for classic rock or country music from artists who haven’t had a hit in years.
Whether by luck, or by design, the fact that Tiger Woods played late in the final round of the championship yesterday had to give the golf coverage ratings a huge boost.
That’s the way I see it.