Short words seem to have the longest definitions. Probably because since they are so easily used, they are more frequently altered in their meanings little by little over time, or additional meanings are given to them. Long, complicated words tend to be more precise for converse reasons.A fun word, and one in which I recognized … Continue reading Short word, long definition
I've finished three books recently, all new ones to me, and all three were worth my time. The first was The Greatest Game Ever Played, a golf story about the 1913 US Open. This book was subsequently made into a movie, and one can easily understand why even after hearing only the synopsis. Francis Ouimet, … Continue reading Three Books
Get. Off. My. Tour!
It seems Vijay isn't the only one that thinks that women don't belong on the men's golf tours. Greg Norman has gone on record saying that women ought to be barred from the men's tournaments. He points out that men are barred from the women's tournaments and that the sponsors of the women's tournaments get … Continue reading Get. Off. My. Tour!
Golfers Are Wimps
At least, the pros that played the President's Cup are. The teams were tied when the final day ended. So they had a sudden death play-off. After three holes of that, it was still tied. It was getting dark. So what next? Postpone the sudden death playoff until the next day? Keep playing in the … Continue reading Golfers Are Wimps
I know I'm a few days late with this, but it's worth noting. Annika Sorenstam ended up +5 and only finished above 11 men. She missed the cut rather dramatically and was much further off the lead on the second day than she was on the first. I think this bears out what I was … Continue reading Sorenstam Revisited
So Annika Sorenstam is playing with the boys at the Colonial this weekend. She started off with a +1 score of 71 for the first round. The two other players in her group were Aaron Barber who shot 72 and Dean Wilson who shot a 71. She finished behind 34 men and ahead of 27. … Continue reading Sorenstam? *Yawn*