Tiger Woods celebrated his 37th birthday today. I trust and hope it was a good one.
Regardless of a person's views on Tiger Woods the person, there really is not much debate on Tiger Woods the golfer - he dominated the game in stretches that this generation has never seen - perhaps no generation has. Even more, golf as an industry owes much to Woods - and still rely on his drawing power to help the health of the game on many levels.
Television ratings, ticket sales and yes, website views, still move significantly because of Woods. So both sincerely and a little selfishly, I hope year 37 is a great one for him. Whether he catches Jack Nicklaus' record of major wins or not, whether he ever regains the form that made him the top sports star on the planet - his impact on the game has already left an indelible mark. And it's created some great golf jobs as well. So at the very least, I hope him this birthday note. Thanks and once again - happy birthday.