OPENING SHOT

For the past 20 years, at least, nearly all facets of the world of golf have orbited Tiger Woods, and this continues to be the case as we brace for "Comeback 2018." While unconfirmed (and as speculated) reports suggest Woods will begin his season at the Genesis Open at Riviera, February 15-18. If true, this means TW won't be in the field at Torrey Pines (January 25-28), where he's won 8,000 times, which is also interesting. Let the scenario plotting for Woods' play prior to the Masters begin...

Ben Alberstadt, Your Editor
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