ATTENTION, READERS in the 28 EUROPEAN VAT COUNTRIES: Because of the new VAT law, you probably can't order books direct from my site now. But that's okay -- just go to my Smashwords author page.
You can order PDFs (as well as all the other ebook formats) from there.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Limerick Summary: 2010 Masters

Winner: Phil Mickelson

I'll be honest -- I'm a little too worn out to say much. But what could I add to such an incredible Masters? At least I didn't jinx it this time; the winner did come from the last group, and Tiger did get the Top 10 I predicted. But it was hardly a two-man race!

Tiger, K.J., Freddie, and Anthony all made runs at the lead and just fell short. It's probably good that Tiger didn't win; as some commentator noted, if he had, the criticism of the other golfers might have become too much. It had become plain that Tiger is all too human; it was probably good for the world to see that even he needs to be on form to win on the Tour. (Yes, I know he managed to be a factor. But we knew he was amazing; it's better for golf if his wins aren't guaranteed. Otherwise, why watch?)

What more can I say about Lee Westwood? I like what he said: "Is it frustrating? No. It's frustrating when you drop from #4 in the world to #260 in the world." That's both perspective and class. He's doing what Phil did -- he just keeps putting himself in contention. It's only a matter of time before he breaks through... and he'll be a great winner when he does.

And then there's Phil. A bogey-free 5-under 67 -- what else is there to say? I'll say it for you: THIRTEEN. That shot and his soundbite -- "A great shot is when you pull it off; a smart shot is when you don't have the guts" -- will be echoed for some time to come. (And for you weekend players out there, remember that this is a soundbite probably aimed at his critics. A smart shot is what you play when you don't have a great shot. Don't use Phil as an excuse to play stupid!)

Finally, we had a great tournament where almost all the top players got in on the act. I can hardly wait for the U.S. Open!
The years since he last got one: Four;
His total in majors now: Four.
Of kids, he has: Three;
Of Masters, now: Three;
And one happy wife. What a score!

No comments:

Post a Comment