Monday, April 12, 2010
The Masters; Tiger & Lefty
Thursday and Friday was "must watch Tiger". Smiling, chatting with other golfers, folks in the gallery and signing autographs. This was the new Tiger ... then he made the cut and was playing on Saturday and Sunday. That was another story, play time was over and the pressure was building. Under that pressure Tiger did not fair well! Able to stay close but fading a bit on Sunday he finished tied for 4th.
The 2010 Masters was won by Phil Mickelson, "Lefty". There are so many angles to look at here but for this post I just want to say the irony of this picture is fantastic! Everyone is watching to see what Tiger was going to do his first tourny back from HUGE family issues, and the "Family" man won the day!
Phil Mickelson's wife and mother are both battling breast cancer. The last year or so Lefty has been through the ringer with family issues and his golf games carried the day in going away fashion. It was a very worthwhile watch!
Last thing ... coolest part was after the win Phil is hugging his wife; this is the first tournament she has been able to attend since her cancer diagnosis, if you looked closely to the video there is a tear running down his cheek. Priceless!