i think this event is really bad for golf. 18 players, no cut, and everyone gets world ranking points. it helps keep the top players on top and the bottom players from advancing. not sure who will win and i doubt i'll even watch. it's nice to see all (or most) of the top players all in one event, but they aren't going to be fully invested as they are for an event during the summer.
i think Rory falls to 2 or 3 next year. i think there will be an adjustment period for him with his new equipment. i could see Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, or Adam Scott making a move this year.