Clearly, if the man wins then he is POY. I think a discussion could be had based on who actually wins the Tour Championship if it's not Tiger. Could players vote in SS if he wins The Tour Championship? Would they? It's actually an interesting question, because while Tiger has done his usual wizzardry, he had a couple more tournamnets in his grasp and *GASP*, did not close the deal! So he showed he's human. That could be enough to get Strick the vote if he comes through in Atlanta.
My vote is for Strick to come through!