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Thursday blogdome: Tiger to play at Bay Hill?

Mar 4, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

Tiger To Bay Hill: From Questionable To Probable. Major development today in the Tiger Woods golf comeback drama: PGA Tour player Steve Stricker committed today to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Stricker, who hasn’t played the tournament since 2005, is a longtime friend and teammate of Woods. One month before Woods’ Thanksgiving car accident, Stricker partnered with him at the President’s Cup — going 4-0 in the process. Stricker, who is currently the second-ranked player in the world, was college roommates with Woods agent Mark Steinberg. [SportsbyBrooks]
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  1. Paperchased - Mar 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    How does Steve Stricker signing up for Bay Hill indicate that Tiger will play it?

  2. Spoder - Mar 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM


  3. JimC - Mar 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Well you have to be logically challenged to come up with that.
    The writer thinks that since Stricker hasn’t played at Bay Hill in 5 years and he was the college room mate of Tiger’s agent- and he and Tiger get along so well- that must mean Tiger is playing Bay Hill. The writer must be thinking Tiger would be too embarrassed
    to come back if he wasn’t paired with at least one guy he knew
    wouldn’t be thinking he was a dick for what he did. So even if that’s true, would Arnie pair them for the first two days to get Tiger to play? Then what happens Saturday and Sunday -unless Tiger and Stricker play shot for shot the first two days?

  4. Matt - Mar 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    Because Stricker’s cousins’ brother was roommates with Tigers’ agents best friends neighbor…

  5. Confused - Mar 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Wow good job getting Tiger’s name in the article. That’s a sure fire way to get an article listed that otherwise is fundamentaly void of anything worth reading.
    Quite a stretch linking Stricker to a Tiger comeback, a factual report on their friendship but whew we’re reaching now.

  6. Paul Bailey - Mar 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    The Stricker link is just looney, but he’s right about Bay Hill for a ton of other reasons:
    1. Tiger loves the venue
    2. He’s the defending champ and should be there
    3. Its close enough he can drive home each night
    4. He loves Arnie and vice versa
    5. Its two weeks before the Masters
    6. Arnie is the perfect one to welcome him back – who could say “Tiger shouldn’t be playing yet!” after the King has hugged him? Forget it.
    It will be Bay Hill……

  7. kilikid - Mar 4, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Paul Bailey you are 100% right. “The King” will protect him.