First of all, congrats to Jordan Spieth on his win at the US Open. He
played well and deserved to walk out as champion. Also, kudos to Dustin
Johnson for making things interesting as it came down to the wire.
As I write this, I am in a semi-panic because my golf swing is in pieces
after trying to regain my ability to drive the golf ball long and
Once again, certain segments of the golf community, mostly in the US
and Australia are trying to find a way to make golf more palatable to
the masses, specifically the segments which prefer video games, iPads,
iPods and the sofa with a bowl of chips and a six-pack of beer within
Tiger is gone, Cheetah is back... According to a British newspaper,
Tiger Woods admitted to cheating on his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, which
was the cause of the breakup.
Jordan Speith walked off with the Masters green jacket after going
wire to wire. Not many people have done that, nor did they put up a
record amount of birdies on the way. So what can we learn from this past
Occasionally, we will have "invitational" tournaments here in Viet
Nam, but those not invited still find a way to get in, either through a
friend, a sponsor exemption or pressure from a high-ranking friend.
The golf magazines have been touting Rory McIlroy's "chiseled
physique" which is a result of his workouts in the gym. In one photo,
they practically gushed over him dead-lifting 190lbs.
With the Masters tournament right around the corner, speculation is
running wild (which is shorthand for "golf writers feverously looking
for ways to slip Tiger Woods into the conversation somewhere to make
their editors happy") on who is the favourite to win the event.
In his seemingly never satisfied search for perfection, he could no
longer see the forest through the trees. The golf swing is both simple
and complex. It doesn't have to be, but due to human nature, it is.
According to Greg Norman in a recent interview, far too many of PGA
Tour players are "sheep", unwilling to go for broke and content to just
stand in the meadow munching grass and collecting checks. Pretty fair
assessment or nasty slur?