KAPALUA, Hawaii —
Privately, the brass at PGA Tour headquarters is curious to see how the Web.com Tour players will fare against the second-tier PGA Tour players who faced stiffer competition and tougher golf courses all year.
9. Tiger: Woods and Jack Nicklaus were talking about rivalries a decade ago when Nicklaus told him it was important to always be part of the conversation. That’s never been a problem for Woods. Even with McIlroy assuming the role of golf’s No. 1 player, Woods is part of every conversation in golf.
The only difference is the context.
Can he end a four-year drought in the majors? Can he get back to No. 1? Will he ever dominate as he once did?
The new season should provide some answers.