Tiger Woods makes his return this week, nearly two months after missing the cut at the PGA Championship. His return means higher ticket sales and more revenue for the Frys.com Open, but don't expect him to contend this week.
It is unlikely he will have the same level of motivation as he did in his previous two events. He is facing a stronger field than usual for a fall series event. There are many distractions regarding his new caddie and the Presidents Cup.
Finally, Tiger Woods will be rusty in tournament play when he tees off at Cord Valle. There is no substitute for playing professional tournaments. He is playing largely to get some work in this week, so do not take too much out of the result whether you are a supporter of his or not.