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Tiger-Less PGA Championship Tees Off Without Much Attention
Published August 7, 2008
|PGA Championship Tees Off
Amid Busy Sports Schedule
STILL A MAJOR: In Toledo, Dave Hackenberg wrote, "The last time we checked the PGA is still a major championship. They're still going to present that big, bulky Wanamaker Trophy come Sunday evening. Minus one player, albeit the best player, it still boasts the top field of all the majors" (TOLEDO BLADE, 8/6). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Tim Carroll wrote, "During the breaks between the swimming and the gymnastics and the sob stories of some athlete's cousin's husband's aunt who has some incurable disease, you might just want to tune in to the golf" (WSJ.com, 8/6).
ROAR WITHOUT TIGER? Golfer Ernie Els said of Woods' absence, "We don't have the best player in the world here, and I think that will be remembered for a very short time. With all due respect to Tiger, I think Tiger will agree with me -- the game of golf is bigger than any player" (DETROIT NEWS, 8/7). In Detroit, Bob Wojnowski wrote, "The PGA Championship isn't empty without Woods. Many talented players are here. But something is missing, and the elephant in the room is the Tiger outside the room" (DETROIT NEWS, 8/6). The FREE PRESS' Monarrez yesterday wrote, "With Tiger lost for the season ... and the world of golf getting its first look at the bleak future of a Tigerless landscape around the year 2020, the sport needs another story line" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 8/6). SPORTINGNEWS.com's Jon Jeffries wrote under the header, "Tiger-Free PGA Isn't Worth Shouting About" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 8/6).