In a decided break from past practice, Tiger Woods has announced his entry into four more tournaments this year: Quail Hollow next week, the Players Championship in May, and the AT&T National, in July.
In the past, Tiger generally has waited until the Friday deadline before a tournament to announce his presence. That has had unfortunate consequence of preventing the tournaments from fully capitalizing on Tiger’s presence. The theory was that it was a control issue for Tiger: he didn’t like the thought of anyone—even a Tour charity—from using his name and likeness unless he was getting his cut.
This just might be the sign that people have been looking for—that Tiger is starting to think about someone other than himself.
Or not. We’ll see how far he takes this.