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.
Last weekend, The Bluffs held the Thu Duc Garden Homes tournament
and everybody went all out to make it a huge success. The golf course
has never been in better shape, or played harder. Kudos to GM Ben Styles
and Superintendent, Ali MacFayden and their staffs.
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.
Sometimes it seems like the guy cannot catch a break. Perhaps it's
karma coming back to haunt him for numerous past transgressions. He's
getting what he deserves. Others might call it simply bad luck.
Funny how the tournament schedule in Viet Nam closely follows the Tour
schedule. For example, we have the Norfolk Invitational during the
Masters week, we have Thu Duc Garden Homes around the same time as the
US Open and a host of other events during the Open Championship and PGA
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.
I was having a nice chat with a friend on the practice green today
and he mentioned that, according to the Tour pros he's spoken with
during his jaunts to Tour events, and they claim the Masters is the
easiest of the major events to win.