Posted Apr 15 2010, 10:39 PM by Cathy Erickson
Do you ever have a time where sometimes you're just on a golf overload? I think the Masters does that to me every year. Once again we had a fantastic tournament that not only brought out the best in players, but it also kept us on the edge of our sofas. I know that even though we weren't together, my Mom and I were both standing up and clapping for Phil as he made his putt on 18. It's what we do.
All of the gals that I talked to said they shed a few tears after watching Phil's emotional embrace with his wife...and that includes me. As a Phil fan, I was thrilled for him and once again, I have an admiration for those that show gratefulness. I remember cringing watching Phil prepare to hit "the shot" on 13 - I'll admit it, I just didn't know if it was the right risk. Obviously it was! I was pulling so hard for Fred to stay in the mix that I felt a punch in the gut when his ball went in the water on 12...that alone was exhausting...but what a great performance we got from Freddie!
It's funny that Sam Johnson talked about the internet and golf this week. Some of those same thoughts crossed my mind, too. The Masters overload on the internet was almost distracting. From live streaming commentary, to constantly updated blogs, to tweets and facebook entries, fans were able to find out things as they happened and were able to ask questions and get real answers. Pretty cool stuff!
But in the end, my "go to" site was http://www.masters.com/. I loved just being able to watch the action on my computer. Rarely did I get a buffer lag in coverage so I was glued for hours!
My Sunday was just me and the Masters. I'm still boggled by the fact that some of my curling teammates were golfing instead of watching the Masters. DVR or not (I'm a not) - Masters Sunday is meant to be watched live! I watched the internet coverage as soon as it came on and then had CBS on all afternoon. I was able to multi-task and keep the internet coverage on so that I could catch more shots. It was odd to hear Bobby Clampett on the computer and not on TV.
I followed up the great win by Phil by watching a couple of the post tournament interviews on http://www.masters.com/ . As I mentioned in the forums, I'm a new Lee Westwood fan!! I thought his interview was great and I realized the Westwood has many of the characteristics that make me want to be a fan. Phil was great, too. Funny and grateful...a great combination!
I'm also in golf overload is because our golf course is already open. This just doesn't happen in Northern Minnesota! We're not in prime condition, but I'm willing to deal with a few plinko greens in order to get some practice time in. April is spring training - no expectations and lots of tinkering! If the weather keeps cooperating, we could have a very fun May!
I'm also searching the internet for golf in Nashville. I haven't yet made any tee times, but I've found a couple great courses. It's driving me crazy that I can't find any coupons. You know what a sucker I am for a sale! It's less than a week until my trip and I need to get things tied up.
It's usually great to have golf on the brain, but for some reason I'm almost feeling like I need to release some of the golf that's been on my mind.
But believe me, I'd rather have too much golf than not enough. Happy new golf season!
Filed under: Masters, Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson, Sam Johnson, Golf, grateful, Cathy Erickson
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