Should you watch the Grand Slam?
Sheesh, if we could only get this much exposure for regular season PGA Tour events -- or even some majors (remember not being able to watch Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson play together on Thursday morning at this year's PGA Championship because TV coverage hadn't started yet?) -- we'd be all set.
The Grand Slam tournament officials also really want us, the media, to cover the event. Not that I'm ever against a trip to beautiful Poipu Bay in Kauai, but a four-man Silly Season event that takes place during the two days preceding Thanksgiving is a tough sell, to say the least. That hasn't stopped the PR folks from lavishing golf reporters with (sort of) interesting items from the tournament in advance. So far, I've received a box of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts (you know, 'cause the event is in Hawaii; can't say I wouldn't have preferred a pineapple, though), a large poster featuring this year's competitors (actually, Tiger is shown twice, but, what the heck, he's Tiger, so why not?) and a hologram of the four players (think those old "Sportflics" baseball cards, replete with fist-pump action).