Tiger Woods was on the ballot when the PGA Tour began voting on its annual awards, but only in one category.
Even though Woods missed four months with an Achilles' heel injury last year, failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs and finished out of the top 125 on the money list for the first time in his career, he is not under consideration as the PGA Tour comeback player of the year.
Neither is anyone else, for that matter.
The tour has changed the definition of the award, which began in 1991 and over the years had been given to players who came back from injury (Steve Jones, Steve Pate), a life-threatening illness (Paul Azinger) and bad play (long list, but notably Steve Stricker twice).
Now it will be awarded to a player ''who through courage and perseverance has overcome extraordinary adversity, such as a personal tragedy or debilitating illness, to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the game of golf.''
The award will be determined by tour Commissioner Tim...