I have to admit - I am not a big golfer.
I struggle to connect the club to the ball without creating massive craters in the ground that make my parents angry, or simply just embarrass myself.
However, watching golf is a different story.
I enjoy watching all the Big Majors - which brings me to today's thoughts regarding the results of the 2012 British Open.
It was almost like a déjà vu experience, right?
Like Tom Watson's experience at Turnberry in 2009, or Rory McIlroy's heartbreaking collapse that gave Charl Schwartzel the Green Jacket at Augusta.
You claim your own déjà vu.
All I know is after watching replay after replay of the 2012 British Open, I am not sure what is more the talk: Scott's collapse, or Els victory.
Hard to say especially when Els didn't even see the victory for himself coming.
Sad to say, however in the world of sports being the winner doesn't always create the chatter.
Now, I am no one to talk of the mental aspect in the game of golf (pretty sure the mentality on the course is not like that on the hardwood).
However at the end of the day, a loss is a loss. I think the feeling can almost be felt mutually.
The one thing I can say is, every time I watch a major or catch a glimpse, I am always at the edge of my seat.
Sunday, I didn't catch it LIVE, but I caught it on replay.
All I can think about as a die-hard competitor myself, is how Scott held a four shot lead, with 4 holes to play....a FOUR. SHOT. LEAD.
It kind of sounds like Scott's Idol Greg Norman, when he blew a six shot lead during the final round of the 96' Masters.
To me though right now, I struggle with the fact that my mind is only on the one who blew the victory, instead of the one who prevailed.
I guess that's why they say golf is a mental game...it messes with your mind no matter how you are involved.
I sure hope it is messing with yours as well --- even though in reality, it shouldn't be.