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.
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?
Last game of the year was at my ancestral home, Kings' Island Golf
and I gotta admit I enjoyed seeing all my former employees, friends and
family up there. The boat ride across the lake and the round brought
back a lot of memories.
Woke up this morning and realized that it's my 22nd Tet celebration
in Viet Nam. I still wonder where the time went. It seems like
yesterday that I first got here.
The Aeroburner is a return to the original concept that made TaylorMade
the leader in metal woods way back in the 80's. Anyone who played golf
back then will remember the "Burner Plus" and the many models which
followed, including the Burner Bubble (which I hated).
If Tiger Woods didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck. He might want
to consider visiting a temple, light a few joss sticks, make a huge
donation and let the monks pray to remove whatever black cloud is
following him around.