For many golfers Masters Week is the start of the golf season. The weather in the northern part of the U.S. is good enough to at least get out for a few holes.
Having had the opportunity to attend the Masters I can say it is one of the few events that truly lives up to its billing. The course is indeed a sensational design and unparalleled in its beauty. The players normally provide unbelievable shot-making and the difficulty of the course will at times provide heartbreaking results.
TV really can not capture the beauty of the course or the excitement of the tournament in the way you can attending the tournament. I wish every golfer could attend the Masters at least once.
Is there a tournament you have attended you believe is special in some way that the golfing nation may not appreciate?
PEDs or Performance Enhancing Drugs can take many forms. Many professional athletes, including golfers, have been caught taking PEDs through injections, pills, supplement powders and the like. However, now we have Deer Antler Spray!! I'm trying to imagine the first person who thought, "gee let's try Deer Antler Spray to improve my performance or recovery time". Seems like professionals will resort to anything and pay big for some advantage. Vijay said he paid $9000 for something to spray on his joints. Hey Vijay, I have some great in land to Florida you might want to buy!
On the one hand I think it's all ridiculous. Who cares if a player sprays himself with Deer Antler Spray? The line drawn on what's acceptable and what is not acceptable seems arbitrary at best. What happens when a gulf war soldier with artificial limps becomes the best golfer?
On the other hand the game needs protecting from those that would "cheat". What do you think the game of golf should do about PEDs?
2013 wait, wait, wait just a minute.... REALLY, 2013!
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The U.S. PGA Tour is about to kick off in Kapalua and I really wish I could be there. Seeing shots of Kapalua sure takes my imagination to golf wonderland. The weather in the midwest is cold. Need it to warm up and rain. Lots of rain needed in most areas of the U.S. to keep our courses from drying out.
Question for this week - What's the best winter excercise you have found to help your golf swing?
The 2012 Ryder Cup has to be one of the more exciting and surprising golf matches ever. Going down to the last two matches of the singles to determine the outcome. I'm not sure of the bigger surprise, the U.S. being ahead going into Sunday's single matches or the U.S. losing the Sunday singles matches by such a wide margin. Either way great golf was played and in the end the Euro's won.
Finally, I'm sure some can point to various actions that appeared to be "gamesmanship". But mostly what I saw was wonderful displays of "sportsmanship" that should make all golfers proud. Other sports can continue to learn so much from golf in both sportsmanship and being responsible for the integrity of their sport.
The Ryder Cup is about to kick off and excitement for this great event has been building all week. The American team is, again, certainly the long shot to win this week. But "I have a good feeling about this", as Ben Crenshaw once said before staging one of the greatest come from behind wins in sports. I look for the Americans to once again come from behind on Sunday and be victorious.
Have you ever experienced that great feeling of being down and then having the fortitude to dig deep and come back to win?
When the weather turns bad at a British Open it normally means bad scores for all players. Not so this year as Jiyai Shin withstood the challenge of the weather as the other players lost ground. Ms. Shin was the only player to shoot under par and ended with a 9 stroke victory. The largest margin of victory in Open Championship history.
Living in Kansas we normally have a 15 to 20 mph wind to deal with. It's not unusual to have 25 to 30 mph wind gusts. As can be seen on the pro tour wind can really make scoring very difficult. Do you have a golf story where wind played a significant factor in the outcome of your match?