124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

Tiger sighting

January 30, 2009

The Orlando Sentinel reported Friday that Tiger Woods attended the Orlando Magic-Cleveland Cavaliers game Thursday night. The paper observed that perhaps the best athletes from three sports were on hand, including NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and the Cavaliers' own LeBron James.

The question that remains is when Tiger will be seen at a golf tournament. It was posed to his instructor Hank Haney at an equipment forum at the PGA Merchandise Show on Thursday, the Sentinel reported. Haney was predictably evasive: "You can't predict when he's going to be ready. I know he's not ready right now. I know he's more ready this week than last week."

-- John Strege