A fact that surprises some is that I love watching golf. My idea of being perfectly comfortable involves getting horizontal with a beverage in hand on a Sunday afternoon while enjoying an excellent view and live music. Or golf.
Golf courses are a despicable waste of water, land and petrochemicals. But I like the way they look on TV. I like the fact that every course is unique. Each hole is different. Weather and landscape are integral. I like the crowds getting quiet and the polite clapping. I like the calm green views and the live aerial shots from the blimp.
When Tiger is playing, it is almost too exciting. I was going to say, when someone like Tiger is playing, because there are other great golfers, but there is no one like Tiger. I can't nap when he plays.
I listened to the play-off yesterday on the radio at work - cursing my computer for not livestreaming. I was neither horizontal nor with beverage. The big sound of the club swing swooshing was enough.
LP at NMFBIHOP summarizes the US Open nicely.
Sudden-death playoff. Woods wins. But everyone gained an immense amount of respect for Mediate. The 158th-ranked player in the world stood toe to toe to Woods for 18 holes Monday. Sure, Woods' knee was aching and obviously troubling him -- but this is the man with 13 majors. He is undeniably the best golfer in the planet and well on his way to being undeniably the best golfer ever. And Mediate played next to him and, unlike so many others, never blinked. In the end, he just wasn't as good as Tiger Woods. But Mediate shouldn't feel bad -- no one else on the planet is either.