Tiger Woods reacts to his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. (Getty Images)
“That injury is one that you don’t want to come back too soon for,” Finchem said on Golf Channel's Morning Drive. “That’s the last thing you want to do. I think it’s going to be a little while for Tiger. And I’d seriously doubt we’re going to see him play golf in May or June.”
told CBS Radio on Monday morning
the 24 percent dip in Masters TV ratings
“Last week at Augusta was a good indication of when Tiger is not in the field -- because everyone wants to watch Tiger -- it opens the door for exposure for other players," he said. "The attention that they got, the focus that they got, it helped build them into stars for the future. It really grows a lot without Tiger. I’d much rather have Tiger playing, don’t misunderstand me, but there is that benefit to creating stars, and creating stars is our future.”For more news that golfers everywhere are talking about, follow @si_golf on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube video channel.