Pro golfers with four back surgeries who have gone 10 months without a competitive start and played sparingly over the last three years aren't guaranteed anything. The golf course doesn't care what your name is or how many majors you have won.
No one will confuse the first round of the Hero World Challenge for Masters Sunday. It's an unofficial PGA Tour event run by the Tiger's Foundation. There are only 18 players, and the galleries are small. But if you don't think Thursday's opening round meant a great deal to the tournament host — you would be wrong.