Title: Tiger Woods returns to save golf from the World Cup

Description: “Golf is dead.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Forgive me for being pretentious enough to quote Nietzsche. Actually, I’m misquoting the German philosopher, who in 1882 went on a famous “God is Dead” tangent. The point is the past 24 hours has verified that God has taken a 4-iron and whacked golf back to the WNBA netherworld. Kevin Streelman birdied the final seven holes Sunday to win the Travelers Championship by one stroke over Sergio Garcia. Yeah, it wasn’t a major and Tiger Woods wasn’t involved, meaning it was a typical PGA Tour stop. Only it wasn’t. Pictures: Blake Bortles meets fans in Oviedo Making birdies on straight holes is unheard of. HAVING to make seven straight birdies in order to win is lunar landing stuff. Nobody had ever done it. Not Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Pele, the Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II or anyone since cavemen first invented the mulligan. “To even say it is crazy,” Streelman said. What’s crazier is that almost nobody noticed. The story was universally ignored, even in the deadest sports time of the year. All that’s really going on is the World Cup, and a historic golf achievement got about a millionth the attention that some Portuguese guy got by heading in a tying goal in the round-of-32 match against the USA. Golf is now getting blown away by soccer. That I can understand. But the PGA Tour also got its publicity butt kicked by the LPGA, where Michelle Wie won a major after 1,294 tries to prove she isn’t all legs and hype. Other news items that overshadowed Streelman’s streak:

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