Phew. The PGA Tour is breathing a sigh of relief today. Because Tiger Woods played four pain-free rounds (and three excellent rounds of golf) at the Hero World Challenge? Well, yes, but more because the Tour's sacred tax exempt status was challenged by a subsection in the Senate version of the proposed tax bill. A final version of the bill, however, saw the removal of the provision, so it looks like commissioner Monahan and company have dodged a bullet. The Tour has always claimed non-profit status is vital to attracting sponsors and acting as a sieve for charitable giving. This is a view, of course, that is not shared by all. 

Ben Alberstadt, Your Editor