I’m taking a quick detour this morning. Feel free to come along, or not. Your choice.
Admission: I didn’t do a NCAA bracket this year. I won a bracket pool last year and I just never did one this year. A combo of factors but bottom line, I didn’t get one filled out. There I said it. This allowed me to continue with a long-standing thought of mine: Once Syracuse’s hoops season ends, it’s the first signal that baseball season is around the corner. So once ‘Cuse got blown out on Friday night, I had very little interest or investment in the rest of the games this weekend. As a result, I got to watch golf on Sunday.
I love playing golf but haven’t been able to play much (kids and all) over the last few years. I, like many others, don’t watch golf regularly, but will make it must-see TV when Tiger’s playing. If it’s Sunday and he’s in contention, definitely. Yesterday afternoon, I managed to catch the back nine in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. And I wasn’t remotely disappointed. My sons even joined me for parts of it (we play Tiger Woods on the Wii, so they have an understanding of the game and I got a kick out of my 5 year old asking if “was that a flop shot or a wedge?”). I had to remind them that Tiger is doing this agains other pros, the best in the world, and making it look almost easy.
You know, by now, how it ended and the best part was seeing it live with my soon-to-be 9 year-old and my wife. I KNEW Tiger would do it, just as if we were watching a movie and we knew the ending, but we were watching a slightly different script. His mental strength around the green is just absurd and fun to watch. I hope everyone got to see it, or at least the highlights somewhere.
It was just incredible. Continue reading Off topic: Tiger's pretty good, eh?