Your lead-in today, courtesy of Golf Channel PR: "Record viewership of the PGA TOUR continued this weekend for NBC Sports Group at the Arnold Palmer Invitational...Sunday’s final-round coverage on NBC (2-6:45 p.m. ET) delivered a 3.6 overnight rating, +136% vs. 2017 and the highest-rated final round at this event in six years."
Thought experiment: Would there ever be diminishing returns on Tiger Woods contending in a golf tournament, or is the public appetite insatiable? What if he played 30 times per year?
Your Editor, Ben Alberstadt
A chance meeting with Brad Faxon helped Rory McIlroy get his putting stroke back on track and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Rex Hoggard details the encounter.
Gil Hanse and more discuss the famed course's significance in their careers.
Back pain and spinal injuries are plaguing players and the game. What's to blame? A conflux of answers have risen, including the swing, the gym, even the media. Josh Sens examines.