The WGCs have been great for the 60 or so players who qualify for the no-cut tournaments that offer a guaranteed payday.
They have been great for fans who attend and watch on television, because the WGCs are all but guaranteed to bring together the best players in the world, something that rarely happens outside of major championships.
And they certainly have been great for the PGA Tour, which has a management arm under its corporate umbrella called Championship Management which runs - and profits from - these tournaments.
But are these big-money tournaments good for the rest of golf?
The answer, after seven years, is probably not.
Why? Because too many rank-and-file tournaments - the backbone of the tour - suffer from their existence.
I do not mean to imply that short par-3s do not exist anymore, though its type is not frequently attempted by many architects today. But quite selfishly, I would enjoy seeing more of them, for it's one of the many ways to check unbridled power, and occasionally, make those long hitter's knees tremble.