Avoid your Twitter timeline and all golf coverage for the next week because Tiger Woods is returning to the PGA Tour. Don't let yourself get suckered into the bottomless debates about how good he will be or if this will be the tournament that breaks the spell and magically makes the old Woods return.

Seriously, don't do it. I implore you to fight of the urge to be excited that the most prolific golfer of our time will tee it up after a summer of absence. No matter what you do, just pretend this is another golf tournament and that there isn't a 14-time major winner in the field trying to reclaim his position at the top of the golf world.

This is the pep talk I gave myself when I started doing research for the Frys.com Open this week. The problem is, there really wasn't much else to latch my blogging hooks into besides the fact that Woods is playing a second-cut-of-the-rough tournament he would have never played a few years ago.

But we can find something besides Woods to discuss here. There are three 2011 winners (Brendan Steele, Scott Piercy, and Kevin Na); three past winners (Rocco Mediate, Cameron Beckman, and Troy Matteson); and 11 other major winners besides Woods (Steve Elkington, Louis Oosthuizen, Ben Curtis, David Duval, Trevor Immelman, Rich Beem, Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, Le Janzen, Shaun Micheel, and Angel Cabrera).

If that list of players gets you excited about a golf tournament, then you're really going to enjoy this tournament without having to rely on Woods for any entertainment value whatsoever. Take those players, leave the Woods drama behind and have yourself a lovely Frys.com Open.

Or do what I'm doing... ignore your pep talk and just hope Woods stays somewhat in contention so the tournament isn't a snooze fest.

1. Ernie Els
2. Patrick Cantlay
3. Paul Casey
4. Louis Oosthuizen
5. Charlie Wi
18. Tiger Woods