For the past several years I've posted a Crystal Golf Ball predictions list around the time of the Tournament of Champions in January, and then, around the holidays I check back in to see how terrible I did - there have been some doozy years, and I think one that was actually pretty good! I pulled up my post from January, and without further ado, here's how the golf year went based on my predictions...
My tradition is to start with the Majors...and with that my favorite week of the year...The Masters.
My heart swells just thinking about it, but I haven't had great luck at all picking a winner here...probably because of my tendency to go with Heart Picks here. But I think I can say not many people would have put Danny Willett in a green jacket in January a year ago. But for 2017 I'm going with current #2 player in the world, Rory McIlroy. In the last 3 years he's finished T10, 4th, and T8, and while new clubs may be in his bag, I'm feeling like this may just be the year for a green jacket. If not Rory, I would like to see my 2015 pick, Justin Rose, to be in the mix.
This was a great Masters!! Congratulations to Sergio!! Rory finished T7, which wasn't an awful pick - although he was never really in the mix. I will call the Justin Rose "in the mix" prediction a win with his great Sunday and playoff drama. Looking forward to 2018 already!! (PS, Matt Kuchar was T4!
It's Thanksgiving morning - sunny but cool in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings will be on TV in a bit and a wonderful turkey dinner awaits this afternoon.
It's a time to be grateful. For family, friends, and moments to remember.
Golf makes me grateful almost all of the time. ..I've looked back on things I've written and I can't help but smile over all of the experiences and memories golf has given me. Writing this blog today happens because some folks in Texas, who had a golf web site, invited me to write a weekly blog. I couldn't have been more grateful for the email from David at tees2greens, who said that there is a blog spot for me if I wanted one - I'm sure he had no idea what a gift he had given me.
I love golf and I love to write, so I can't think of anything better than having a happy place like this to write about golf to my heart's content. Thanks for joining me!