Chevron motors along without Woods


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – At Sherwood Country Club and the Chevron World Challenge word of Tiger Woods’ ongoing issue with the entertainment press was the most talked about subject on the practice range prior to Wednesday’s pro-am.

Not that any of Woods’ Tour brethren had any interest in commenting on his status publically. Most, however, conceded the news of Woods’ alleged infidelity and the world No. 1’s public response were surprising.

The ongoing issue has also presented a series of unprecedented questions and requests.

“I had someone from People magazine call me this morning asking for a comment from my client,” said one player manager Wednesday at Sherwood. “I told him, 'If someone asks you (about Woods) just tell them you’re looking forward to playing in this event.'”

As Padraig Harrington pointed out on Tuesday, Woods’ situation also has created plenty of new opportunities.

“I've learnt a few of the few new websites this week,” Harrington said.