In case you hadn’t realized it, the PGA Tour season starts anew next week.
Yes, next week, at the Frys.com Open in California’s wine country.
There’s hardly been time to miss the FedEx Cup points race and here it is starting again.
The wraparound season began last year and gave us Jimmy Walker, who became the Tour’s dominant player during football season, and he continued to play well all season. Maybe Walker does it again this fall season or maybe it’s someone else.
Just because the Tour season is starting fresh doesn’t mean the stars are coming back out to play.
Rory McIlroy probably won’t play a PGA Tour event until March when the schedule rolls into Florida.
Phil Mickelson won’t show up on Tour until the Humana Challenge in mid-January.
Tiger Woods is scheduled to play his own event, the Hero World Challenge in December, and then we likely won’t see him at a Tour event until his annual debut at Torrey Pines.
Who knows when we’ll see Dustin Johnson again.
The NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL make a big deal about the start of their seasons. NASCAR starts with its biggest event.
The PGA Tour is different. Pro golf never really stops. It just pauses.
The pause ends next week.