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In the seven weeks since Woods has been gone, the average world ranking of PGA Tour winners is No. 120. That includes Masters champion Bubba Watson (No. 12 when he won his second green jacket) and Matt Kuchar (No. 6).

Has it helped the LPGA that Woods hasn’t been around? Maybe. Whan sees it differently.

“When Tiger is in the game, it lifts all boats,” Whan said. “He creates an interest in golf. Maybe it helps us among the golf fanatics who are searching for mojo and we’re providing some. But when he’s playing, there are more eyeballs.”

Whan cares less about comparisons to men’s golf, and more about what really matters. The title sponsors are happy. The fan base across all platforms is growing. Corporate involvement is strong. And the LPGA is the tour that every woman golfer in the world should want to join. Life is good on the LPGA Tour.

And a month like April is only going to help.