Fifth Major Watch, Final (Until Next Year)

Alan Shipnuck should not be surprised if his 2007 PGA Tour media credential gets lost in the mail after this column debunking the fifth major hype.

-You know you're desperate when you're stealing ideas from the Champions tour, which has five majors (though the only one most of us can name is the Senior Open).

-"Impregnable pentrilateral" just doesn't have the same ring.

-It's already too much work having to explain the difference between Bobby Jones' Grand Slam, the modern Slam and the Tiger Slam. Who wants to have to add the TPC Slam to the conversation?

-And the No. 1 reason the Players Championship will never be considered a major: because Tiger Woods doesn't think it should be.