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September 16, 2014

Marq Burnett's In My Opinion: Tiger’s return good for golf

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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Tiger Woods on Friday announced that he’ll be returning to the PGA tour.

Woods took to his Facebook page to break the news that he’d be back in action after having not played since March 19 due to a back injury.

In the Facebook post, Woods said “I want to play myself back into competitive shape.”

I’m no doctor so I won’t pretend to know if Woods is rushing back too soon or not.

But I do know his return is good for the game. Without Tiger, golf loses a lot of its draw with casual fans.

Yes, the die-hards will watch every event and even find time to attend a few.

But the casual fans need stars and there is no bigger star in golf than Woods. In fact, he’s one of the biggest sports figures in the country.

So when Woods’ makes his debut at next week’s Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., a lot of eyeballs will be on the screen.

Whether it’s to cheer him on or root against him, it’s impossible not to watch when he’s on the tour.

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