The dinosaur thing was cute as was the locking out of tournament officials on the eve of the tournament, but now resort owner Clive Palmer tells Brent Read in a wide-ranging and completely disastrous Q&A that even if he gets the Australian PGA back next year (he won't), Tiger would not be his first choice.
But at least he lays the groundwork for Tiger to entertain the idea….
"Tiger Woods isn't the No 1 golfer in the world any more," Palmer said. "We don't want to look backwards, we want to look forwards. So why would you get Tiger Woods here? I would prefer to have Peter Senior than Tiger Woods.
"I am sure Peter Senior could beat Tiger Woods on a good day. I am sure he could.
"Tiger Woods has improved a lot but he's an emotional wreck and he's not a good example for kids, anyway."
As for McIlroy, Palmer said: "If you rang him now he would probably tell you unless it's at Palmer Coolum Resort, I won't come.
"We can be sure he won't come if it goes somewhere else."