As most of the continental United states deals with cold and snow, the PGA tour starts its 2013 season on Thursday in warm and sunny Kapalua Hawaii. The Hyundai tournament of champions is the kick off event, but it will be missing the tours two most important champions. Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest player of all time and the PGA tours ratings giant will not play citing fatigue. Also absent is the tours current No.1 player and heir apparent to the golfing throne Rory McIlroy. Both are taking a considerable amount of criticism from group head of sponsorship HSBC.
As for McIlroy, I feel like he should Play. He is the current world No.1 and quite frankly he hasn’t held the crown long enough to pass on tournaments like this. The PGA is attempting to make McIlroy the face of the future and they can’t do that with without him in attendance.
As for Tiger I feel like at this point he owes no one but himself. The PGA didn’t exactly have his back when he went through his marital and swing problems no so long ago. Tiger has always been about winning major championships not insignificant January tournaments. The only question left for Tiger is can he win four more majors and catch Jack Nicholas