Teeing off at Da Lat's new luxury golf course
The Dalat at 1200 will be the home of the golf institute, the first for the Asian Tour, which is the official sanctioning body for professional golf in the region.
In my opinion, Tiger should take time to heal and then start working with Butch Harmon again. The guy is excellent at what he does and can put him back together again rather quickly as he knows Tiger's strengths and weaknesses.
Mark Khan, who should make a great Jewish grandmother someday as he takes great delight in reminding me when I'm wrong (which could be a full time occupation), reminded me that Tiger Woods pulled himself out of Ryder Cup team consideration.
If Tiger Woods wants to be serious about a comeback, he has to take some time off to get his health problems settled, and then he has to dump Sean Foley as fast as he can.
I am really getting tired of writing about Tiger Woods, but he keeps giving people, especially idiots like me, new reasons to keep him in the news well past his sale date.
Every time I go on line looking for interesting golf news, I cannot escape Tiger stories. Even when he isn't winning the writers simply cannot leave him alone and focus on players more worthy.
Champions are not born or made, they are forged in the pressure of the situation and while young McIlroy showed great stuff in the event, he didn't quite endure the high heat and pressure which could have been brought to bear if Fowler and Garcia had stepped up their games a bit more.
As a golf club manager/director of golf and as an occasional tournament player, I have seen firsthand what can happen when someone "buys" your caddie and I have sacked a few caddies for taking payment to screw up their player.
If you visit almost any website devoted to professional golf, you will see at least one story on the guy and probably more before the day is out. It doesn't matter if the guy is winning, losing or injured and not competing.
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas wrote a powerful piece where he urges the people to "not go quietly into that good night / rage, rage against the dying of the light."
As mentioned last week, my tournament efforts in Da Lat fell short… by a foot. Or, more accurately, two feet. Mine.

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