Masters ThoughtsApril 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Posted in Golf | 3 Comments
Tags: Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen, Peter Hanson, Phil Mickelson, The Masters
This last was a great Masters and as I approached it with a non-dualistic mind-set (putting aside fanatical rooting and aggrieved hatreds), I enjoyed it immensely. But more than just pleasure, the event provided a field for illumination.
In the last round the swashbuckling Mickelson tripled a Par 3; Peter Hanson, a Swede who did not look like one but an owner of a great swing, sh__nked a ball off the 12th tee and Louis Oosthuizen, the straightest of the straight, after Bubba had gone side-ways, followed suit opening the door unaccountably for the sensitive Georgian.
Seeing all this I began laughing at myself and haven’t quite stopped: I was remembering how I used to agonize over the merest double-bogey, at my failure to win matches within my grasp, for once sh__king the ball into the Pacific at Pebble.
What is preventing me from such foolishness now? Self-knowledge? No, an injury has kept me off the grass or else I’d be falling through that old trap-door!