First off, I need to apologise to someone whose name appeared in last
week's column. It was a mistake to use his actual name - despite the
story being in public domain as most of the golf community knows the
story and who was involved.
The European Tour did something so blasphemous that I simply cannot
believe it. This earth-shattering news will undoubtedly cause ripples
all the way to the farthest end of our galaxy and maybe even beyond.
In the space of a few months, it seems that the entire golf world has
resigned itself to the fact that Tiger Woods probably isn't ever going
to come back - except maybe on the Senior Tour.
Well, the new year is truly underway and, as usual, I played my first
round of golf to see how this year will go. Normally, if I play well I
know the year will be excellent. If I play poorly, I know its gonna be a
Sometimes this gets really confusing. I still don't really know how
old I am. In Viet Nam I am 58, but in the US I'm 57. I wish there was a
place they deducted years after you reach 50, so I'd be 42 now and a
I would like to say that I am still not "Teed Off" and that my
general well-being and happy mood continues, but I am starting to get
that "feeling" again where ripping someone's head off and kicking it
down the street seems the best solution to any problem.
Well, the US$1.5 million Asian Tour Ho Tram Open is over, but the
memories of an amazing week will last for a very long time thanks to the
heroics of Sergio Garcia who pulled off an amazing win after two sudden
death playoff holes against Himmat Rai.
I would not go so far as to say I am "happy", because that would be
too much of a shock to my system, but for the moment, I am content. Hmm,
it's an interesting feeling.
The above actually came about because there was curling on TV the
other night and it was riveting. Well, OK, it was as interesting as
watching paint dry, but considering there was nothing else to watch, I
kept it on in the background for entertainment.
It seems to be a quiet week as I haven't seen one sensational story
about Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth or even John Daly. Talk