Is it getting to the point where you actually feel bad for Tiger Woods yet? Didn't think so. Feeling bad for your eyes from watching his game? That's more like it. 

Following a 1-under 70 in the BMW Championship at Cog Hill that was good for 15th place, Woods failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup final, finishing 42nd in the points standings. 

It was a typical 2010 round for Woods in which clubs were dropped during his follow through and expletives were grunted under his breath. Not even being paired with "rival" Phil Mickelson in Sunday's final round could bring out the Tiger of old, but Mickelson did say he believes Tiger's game is "inches from being there." 

Maybe Phil didn't watch Tiger during the round, or correctly read the measurement on his ruler, but I like to believe he was simply trying to pump some confidence into his Ryder Cup teammate before the tournament gets under way October 1. 

Dustin Johnson continued to shake off his 2010 demons by tearing apart the back nine to finish at -2 69 on the day. He recovered a three stroke deficit from Paul Casey en route to his second victory of the year. In hind sign, it should be his fourth win, but a collapse at the U.S. Open and a phantom bunker at the PGA Championship kept two victories out of his bag. He jumped to second in the FedEx point standings with the victory.

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The real victor after the BMW was the U.S. Ryder Cup team. With Johnson on a hot streak and Mickelson claiming Woods isn't too far off, the U.S. will enter the tournament two weeks from now in a very good place. 

Keep an eye on the ratings for next weeks FedEx Cup finale at The TOUR Championship in Atlanta, GA. Without Woods, it could be the worst of the season. All that's at stake is a $7.5 million purse and the title of "Tour's best golfer in a phony made-for-TV" championship. 

My guess is that it does 1/25th the ratings of the Super Bowl, which pulled 106.5 million viewers. That guess might even be an overstatement, as it would have to surpass the 4.93 million that watched the Masters. 

Alright, I'm going Tiger on that prediction and letting my club fly before I follow through (swearing included). My real money is on the FedEx Cup final pulling 3.5 million - which also could be an overstatement, but we'll find out Monday morning.