Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia ended a dramatic weekend of golf in a place that made each comfortable.
Garcia finished as the victim.
Woods, as usual, was the winner.
Protagonists need antagonists and like Tweety needed Sylvester and Bugs Bunny needed Yosemite Sam, on his weekend at The Players, the cartoonish Garcia was a tailor-made villain for Woods.
The kind that comes so close to winning only to end up as roadkill.
And though Woods wasn't going there, Garcia's petulant assaults on his character - calling him "not the nicest guy on Tour" - may have even given the World No. 1 the boost he needed to win on a course he doesn't particularly enjoy for the first time in 12 years.
"I thought I handled the situation well and really played well today," Woods deflected when asked about Garcia.
Winners, of course, can afford to take the high road.
Garcia, on the other hand, was unrepentant when asked if there was anything he'd do differently after accusing Woods of gamesmanship in S...