It may seem taboo.
It may seem like something inappropriate for dinner conversation.
It may seem like the kind of thing that can only be whispered.
But it must have crossed your mind sometime between Tiger Woods' missed cut, injury withdrawal, and most recent tie for 4th at the US Open:
What if Tiger was still Tiger?
- there had been no 'indefinite leave'?
- there had been no media frenzy publicizing Woods' transgressions?
- there had been no car accident or dented fire hydrant?
- there had been no feud between Elin and Tiger?
On Sunday at the 110th US Open, the second major of the 2010 PGA Tour season, Tiger was the underdog for the first time in a long time.
Tiger's unfamiliar position, however, unexpectedly triggered a resurgence in the public's devotion to Woods, who tried to rally him towards a remarkable recovery.
Depending on how you perceive the events that unfolded in the Open's bizarre, final round--Tiger either let us down or we just have to get used to the fact that the most dominant golfer in the history of the sport has lost his way.
But, knowing what we do now, would we want the 'old Tiger' back?