He is the only two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season. He has been No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings the past six weeks.
And when he sees the No. 544 player in the world Thursday morning on the first tee of the Honda Classic, these could be his first words.
"Hi, I'm Patton Kizzire."
Kizzire can't recall meeting Tiger Woods except in passing. That would have been last year at Torrey Pines, the only time they were in the field.
The 31-year-old from Alabama, who is the image of southern comfort with his polite demeanor, is the latest to experience the hype surrounding Woods in his return from a fourth back surgery.