Enough of my problems, let's talk about other people experiencing disasters - yes, it's that time again. US Open, and the USGA, doing their damnedest to drive the "best players in the world" completely out of their minds.
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 accurately.
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 arms reach.
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 Masters tournament?
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?

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