Tiger has won again and the golf media in general is ecstatic. Now, instead of having to do the heavy lifting of covering 150 Tour players, they can go back to focusing on The One. There’s no need to chase interviews—or even go outside the air conditioned, food supplied media tent—because the only interviews Tiger gives are held after a round at the insistence of the Tour. Writers don’t have to worry about being scooped because what anyone knows about Tiger, everyone knows.
The writing aspect just got easier, too. Instead of trying to find clever things to say about players no one has heard of (although if the media did its job that wouldn’t be the case), they can fall back on the worn cliches that surround The Greatest Player Ever.
Television crews will get a breather. Since all the producers will want is shots of Tiger, there’s no need to go dashing about from player to player with all of that equipment. One player, one storyline.
Everything is right again in the media world.
But for the rest of us, I think golf just got a lot less interesting.