Tiger alert — Woods coming to Toronto on Monday

So Tiger Woods is heading to Toronto on Monday to play a Nike corporate outing with 72 bigwigs at the ultra-exclusive Magna Golf Club.
In a great example of why casual sports writers shouldn’t write about golf, check out this story in the Toronto Star. The writer apparently thinks Magna’s cart paths are “ultrawide” to allow owner Frank Stronach to drive around the course. Of course this isn’t true — but I doubt the writer ever got past the gates at Magna to see them first hand. The cart paths aren’t really that exceptional, and the golf course, which is always in great shape, is just OK as a design.
It’ll be interesting to see whether this is Tiger’s only Canadian appearance this year. He’s skipped the last two Canadian Opens and won’t likely come to Shaughnessy in Vancouver this year.
The reality is that once the tournament, which directly follows the Deutsche Bank Championship, was moved to the West Coast, one could be pretty certain Tiger wasn’t going. Phil Mickelson, who lives in San Diego, is likely to show, however. And of course, my favourite, the always affable Vijay Singh will be there…..

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