Well folks, I have been actually in la-la land away from golf. (That’s what I call life outside of golf.)
Because it rains so much here in San Francisco plus I don’t want to waste money on practice balls unless I am going to be playing often. Anyways, I’ve started up my golf season as of couple days ago and it seems like my golf swing is still intact, I can still hit the ball really solid.
I did watch the 2010 Masters of course, that’s one of my favorite golf tournaments to watch.
You all know Phil Mickelson won the 2010 Masters and I couldn’t be happier for Phil as he’s going through personal disasters such as his wife and mother both going through breast-cancer. He deserved to win and I wish his family wellness in getting through the cancer.
Phil did a really great job on the final round of 2010 Masters and I was really impressed how “aggressively” he played under the gun, with one notable shot under the trees on a par 5 that went about 5 feet by the pin. Of course, he didn’t make the putt but the point is that he knew the shot and pulled it off.
What about Tiger?
I don’t think Tiger had any chance of winning as far his mental state was. With all the stuff that has been going on with his life and whatnot, it’s definitely not going help him win any tournaments. I believe that to play one’s best golf, you need to worry-free from personal confrontations as Tiger’s current ones.
On the other hand, I think Phil did a great job of winning the Masters while he had his own personal troubles.
What about Tiger’s closing comments?
I felt that Tiger still focused way too much on winning golf while this event was supposed to be about him being honest with the world and coming back to play golf. Closing comments by Tiger told me that he was still about “golf” on the golf course and didn’t think he was taking things in perspective.
Rather than saying his golf round sucked and he doesn’t feel good about it, I think it might have better (more professional-life) if Tiger could have said something along the lines of, “my golf game sucked but I am glad that fans were still rooting for me and good to be back.” Or anything positive could have been better.
I have always been a fan of Tiger’s but to me it seems like he’s not matured as a human being, he still sees life as a game like a child. If Tiger can really see things in perspective and that he’s so lucky to make money for a living, he would start saying things “in perspective” with things in life, not just golf.
I am sure that will happen one day but I just still see the same 18-year old Tiger Woods who won the Masters, not the 34-year old professional golfer he is now with 2 kids and a wife.
And I can’t take the excuse that Tiger won’t play good golf if he starts taking things in perspective.
Overall though, I’ve also changed my perspective about golf. Golf, no matter how you look at it, is just a luxury game for people with too much time on their hands. Nothing wrong with that but I am just saying, there are more important things in life. If you can’t take things into perspective and get mad while playing golf, you probably shouldn’t be playing golf, maybe go take a nap on the beach.
Anyways, congratulations to Phil Mickelson, the 2010 Masters winner, I’ve enjoyed Phil’s golf game and his life maturing. Phil deserves every bit of it, I hope he goes out and get boozed up for that. =)