I'm a little behind on some more post Masters items, but it was nice to see Tiger's fellow Stanford alum Tom Watson last week telling Bill Fields how excited he was to see Tiger...and his entourage.
Asked what he thought of Woods' performance at the Masters, Watson said: "Tiger, he's a great player, that's what he is, a great player. Phil's victory was special and emotional, real feel-good. It certainly was a counterbalance to the rest of the week with all the Tiger mania that was going on."
So you're saying what exactly?
Watson, who has been critical of Woods' on-course comportment, said he was dismayed to see the ancillary aspects of Tiger's return. "It's a shame to see Woods out on the [practice] putting green with I don't know how many security people around - 30, 40, 50 - on the green," Watson said. "That's not golf. That's not the way we project ourselves."
Project or protect? Oh, project.
Fields also talked to Fred Couples about Tiger.