Tiger Woods tees off at Carnoustie in a few hours. Neutral observers would like nothing more than to see him in contention at The Open. To do that he’ll need a singular focus on the goal at hand. So, sorry kids, there will be no time for autographs and small talk. This is a business trip.
Surely there will be some hand-wringing over this lack of grace. Personally, I think it’s a great move. Never let anyone see you blink. There will be plenty of time for chit-chat after raising the Claret Jug.
Or, more realistically in this case, after missing the cut.