After seeing Tiger Woods limp around the press area following his amazing (at least as far as the adoring press was concerned) victory at the U.S. Open last year and then hearing his subsequent announcement that he would be going on the shelf for six months, many wondered when the worlds greatest golfer would return to form.
Certainly he would need time to find his swing again, to get back in tournament shape, while his peers took the opportunity to make up even the slightest distance on the man with 14 major championship trophies.
Maybe the second half of 2008 and all of 2009 would give Phil Mickelson and his fellow top-10 players a chance to make …