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.
A golf course may be said to have to satisfy, amongst other things, three definite requirements. It supplies the opportunity for the pleasure of practicing an athletic art; it entails the necessity of providing a adequate test of skill and lastly, it is a disciplinary scheme by which the virtuous cannot be rewarded without a penalty being inflicted on the sinner. TOM SIMPSON and H.N. WETHERED