So this is a bit peculiar: Tiger Woods made worldwide news Sunday night with the announcement of an announcement. (We don't need to point out that the fact this non-news would overshadow pretty much anybody else's actual tournament victories speaks volumes about the state of golf, do we? Didn't think so.)
We speculated here on the possibilities (shutting down for 2011? New swing coach? Chucking it all and retiring?) but one answer that didn't make our list of choices was this: "there is no announcement."
That was, in effect, the word from Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, who told the AP, "There's an erroneous report that he's making an announcement, but he's not."
Hmm. Trouble keeping on message within the Woods camp? Or does this fall on the Golf Channel, which tweeted a report of the impending announcement, scheduled for 11 a.m. ET with Kelly Tilghmann? We shall find out soon enough. And if someone screwed up and put this report out there in error, there won't be a British Open-style pot bunker deep enough to hide them.