Compouding his point-misseritis from earlier this month, Tiger's year end blog post thanks everyone but the sponsor that rescued his 2013 World Challenge to the tune of millions of dollars (uh, it's called Northwestern Mutual and they wrote some big checks!).
From his year-in-review:
First, I want to thank everyone who has been involved with our World Challenge event as we celebrated our 15th and last year at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The board and members at Sherwood have been great to us over the years. I also want to thank all of the volunteers and amazing fans that came out through the years, whether it was perfect sunshine, rain, cold or wind. I'm grateful to all of you for supporting us because the World Challenge helped build our Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif. It got us the equity we needed to build a tremendous facility that has served more than 100,000 students since 2006.
Let's just call it money okay?
Tiger goes on to explain why players love the easy world ranking points at the event, and explains to us the plight of today's professional golfer having to make a cross country flight to the remote Sherwood, even as the tournament just enjoyed its best field ever and record final round crowds.
Can't wait to see what Orlando has in store for its one-year of hosting before moving on to the Bahamas!
As you may recall, I suggested Tiger will regret having not appreciated the benefits of playing in his native southern California, at the expense of a few pros having to spend a few more hours on a chartered jet.