Tiger’s Threat

Tiger Woods made the following comment during the final round of the CA Championship last weekend when a photographer took a shot in his backswing:

The next time a photographer shoots a f****** picture on my backswing I’m going to break his f****** neck.

He apologized for the threat, but not the language. That sounds about right. I don’t have an issue with cussing, especially when playing a competitive sport. It’s just not a big deal. I’ve never sat courtside at a professional basketball game or stood on the sideline of a football game, but I would imagine language can get a little uncouth.

Golf being tagged as a “Gentleman’s Game” is a blessing and a curse. On one hand the visual is anything but that of what you would imagine fierce competition to look like. There’s a bunch of men in khaki pants and tucked-in shirts that can’t even carry their own bags a few miles. On the other hand, there is no other sport that demands so much of a player and, more importantly, fans and media.

There is a huge burden to shoulder as a golf fan. You have to be conscious of when and where you move at all times. Especially, if you are a photographer inside the ropes late on Sunday.

The photographer failed last Sunday and Tiger didn’t handle it well.

Awareness

I walked to the grocery store to buy root-beer and an onion, I realized that while owning an iPhone allows me to better record my observations, it also significantly decreases my observations. I spent the whole walk to the store checking Facebook and Tumblr.

Progress and Life

“To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like. The things that are acceptable to your mind.”

~ Agnes Martin