I will be asked many, many questions this week about Tiger Woods.
Folks on Twitter will ask me questions, radio hosts will ask me questions, my wife will likely ask me questions -- most of them will have to do with his major drought (which is turning into a Major Drought) and precious few will have to do with his greatness.
Woods won his 79th career PGA Tour tournament on Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational and put on a freaking display throughout. His 61 on Friday was must-see TV.
Even Woods was pleased with himself.
"Sixty-one is pretty good. I'm not bummed."
Neither were we. It was a shot-makers clinic. It was, gasp, fun (well, until Sunday's ho-hum 70).
And fun is not something a lot of Tiger fans have been having much of at the major championships. He hasn't won one since the US Open in 2008 and his weekend flailings have left the rest of us grasping at straws.
"He's done mentally!"
"His short game has left him!"
"He can't putt on the weekend!"
The last one actually is a legitimate point. But my question for everyone: Why can't we just enjoy a guy determined to become the GOAT (known in athletic circles as "Greatest Of All Time")?
Why does there always have to be something "wrong" with him?
Woods is one of only three golfers to finish in the top six at two of the three majors this season. He has won five times -- nobody else has sniffed more than two wins. He is elite among a crop of historically elite golfers.
And yet all we do is get mad when he's not hoisting trophies at the end of the week at majors.
Have we minimalized his greatness so much that all he can do is either meet our expectations (win all the majors!) or fall short of them? I'm convinced he can no longer exceed what you expect him to do.
Is it too much to ask you to lower your ridiculous quota for him?
As Shane Bacon pointed out, Woods has won more World Golf Championship events (18) than a lot of other golfers have total wins.
Tiger now has more WGC wins than Donald, Westwood, Poulter, Rory & Dufner have PGA Tour wins ... combined.— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) August 4, 2013
And it's not like this tournament is a meager one. The field included 48 of the top 50 golfers on the planet. All Woods left behind was scorched earth.
The Bridgestone on Sunday marked the 10th time Woods has won five or more tournaments in a season in his career. That's a joke. That's an embarrassment of riches. Tiger noted that even he was excited about the achievement.
"That's something I'm very proud of is how many tournaments I've been able to win consistently, year in and year out."
Yet all we want is more, more, more. More majors (dozens of them!), more wins (every time out!), and more dominance (except when we don't!)
Woods is again the favorite at the PGA Championship, 7-2 as it stands on Monday. Of whom much is given, much is required -- I get all that. But he is being beaten at these majors by hall-of-fame golfers, legends.
Tiger is still winning at a prodigious, unheard of rate. He has won nearly $8 million in 11 total events, nobody else has touched $5 million.
Of the 10 stroke-play PGA Tour tournaments he has entered this year, he has won five of them. The man has a 50 percent win rate!
So the question remains.
When will we start enjoying this?