Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/2/13
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Here is a wish as we sit on the threshold to the 2013 golf season: Don't force the Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods rivalry; let it happen. Considering that their schedules will practically mirror each other's -- heck, they're even starting the season in the same place, Abu Dhabi -- you could have McIlroy and Woods teeing it up in the same tournament as many as 14 or 15 times, maybe more. But let's hope officials on a weekly basis don't feel the need to rig the computer so as to spit out those contrived Thursday and Friday pairings that feature these two massive attractions. If they play their way into the same group Saturday and/or Sunday, fine. But there are far too many available storylines to spice up the 2013 PGA Tour season than to force the McIlroy-Woods thing upon us on a weekly basis. Chances are the players don't want to see it, and it's hard to think fans will think it's worth having that often. Things are truly special when they occur by chance, not by design. Summer stock ...
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