- How scary is that Tiger wins the British Open by 2 strokes and only hits Driver one time? The old tiger won by bombing drives and hitting short irons into every green, the older more mature tiger dominated without the long ball. I think this would really bother me if I was Sergio, Els, Mickelson, etc.
- The emotional ending for Tiger was pretty cool. You would think that after winning 10 other majors he wouldn't get that excited anymore. I know a lot had to do with his dad, but it was still neat to see that he still cares so much about winning.
- Now, this may sound insensitive, but who else thinks that the media made a little bit much of the fact that Dimarco and to a lesser extent Tiger are out there playing again so soon after losing a parent? Tiger took 9 weeks off and Dimarco took 3. Who else in this soceity gets a 2 month vacation when they lose a parent? Jim the mechanic and Dave the cop get their 3 days off for the funeral and then are told to get back to work. Nobody writes a story about how courageous they are for getting somebody's car fixed. If a soldier loses a parent they get 10 days convalescent leave and then are told to get back on a plane for Iraq.
- SSG Johnson and I thought it was comical that after Sergio got off to a terrible start, they didn't show any coverage for him like 10 holes. After we noticed it and started payting attention it was pretty darn funny. One hole he was putting and rather than show him they showed Tiger watching him. On another he was teeing off and the shot was of Tiger talking to his caddy who was picking a club. Sergio who??? It was like Tiger was playing by himself.
Well, back to the daily grind. Today is our 4th month anniversary, so we are 1/3 done with our time in country. Our section celebrates this milestone by going "out to eat" at BK or Pizza Hut. I think I'll have a whopper tonight.