Stallings wins Greenbrier Classic

Who knew the Greenbrier Classic could be compelling on a day in which very few big-time golfers were in the mix on Sunday.

We were treated to a playoff between Scott Stallings, Bob Estes and Bill Haas Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't a long one. Stallings sunk a 7-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Estes and Haas.

If you're counting, that's two weeks in a row we've gone to a sudden death playoff to crown a winner and the sixth rookie to win in 2011.

Safe to say I got one thing right in my Greenbrier predictions, and that was stating that Bill Haas is on his way to becoming a household name on the PGA Tour. Haas battled all day Sunday toward the top of the leaderboard, holding the lead and co-leading at different times.

But, Stallings was just too much at the end and you only need a one-shot lead to win a tournament. That's what Stallings did and will now play this weekend at Firestone in Akron, OH.

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Call it a comeback... again

Tiger Woods announced that he will make his comeback to the PGA Tour this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invivational in Akron, OH. Obviously, this increases the build up to the tournament in which Woods has won seven times and will be the talking point all week - brace yourself.

Woods also announced that he will be playing in the final major of this year, the PGA Championship, which starts August 11. Questions still linger about how healthy Woods is going into Bridgestone and not much has been confirmed as to how much golf he has actually played since withdrawing from THE PLAYERS in May.

My guess is not very much, but that's a good thing for Woods. Tiger finally took the advice of his doctor and shut it down for awhile. I don't think the fire to play the game was really burning in him anyway due to the effect his injuries had on his ability to play the game.

That's not to say Woods wasn't itching to get on the golf course, but if you can only play at 50%, there's not much fun in the game. Returning at Bridgestone is a great move by Woods, for the simple fact that there isn't a cut at this tournament. Regardless of where his golf game is at, he's going to get four rounds of competitive play under his belt before he tries his hand at winning another major next week.

So get ready for an all Tiger, all the time media blitz over the next two weeks. I'm not going to promise you that we won't be covering it, but I can promise we won't shove it down your throats like many other in the golf media will.

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