As much as we resent the notion that golf ceases to exist without Woods in the mix, we're also of the belief that the return of the 14-time major champion would give the season a needed boost. For all the compelling stories 2014 has produced -- Martin Kaymer's resurgence, Rickie Fowler's growth, Rory McIlroy's continued ups and downs -- Woods still is an entry point into the game for those fans who might otherwise be indifferent. We think golf stands on its own merits with or without Woods. But that starts with people first taking notice. Tiger back on the golf course would certainly help. -- S.W.