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Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Masters New Champ: Trevor Immelman

Congrats to Trevor Immelman (and his family) as he won the Masters pretty handily today. He follows in the footsteps of his mentor, Gary Player. South Africa must be proud as he puts on the Green Jacket.

His humility and hard work remind me of someone else: John Edwards.

I enjoyed watching the tournament more this afternoon as Trevor and his opponent, Brandt Snedeker, showed more camaraderie on the links than I've witnessed on camera in a long time. It reminded me of the days of Jack, Gary, and Arnie, all who liked one another, good competitors, but always gracious.

(photo courtesy of Yahoo)

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  • Are you suggesting that Tiger's aloof?

    I do think "personality" helps the sport. I remember Lee Trevino being that sort of individual way back when.

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 4:08 PM  

  • I'm suggesting that most pros go on their own and don't converse on the course that much. Tiger's "pump fists" suggests he doesn't care to be buddies with others; he is not alone, but his body language suggests he cares little for others; he is only in the game to dominate and not be helpful, sociable, etc. Phil M and others make so much money, don't need others to converse with, and the money purse of individualism has changed the game.

    And the current Administration is more than happy to be unitary or unilateral in its parallel approach. It needs to change.

    If one thing I like about American Idol and seeing Michael Johns being voted off, it was nice to see Carly S crying for him because she was someone who in the game for healthy competition.

    We need more discourse about healthy competition and being friendly off and on the course. It makes our world better.

    By Blogger benny06, at 4:28 PM  

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