This weekend’s British Open – or The Open Championship as it’s now called – provided drama and some wonderful life lessons. It reminded me again why sports is so important to so many people.
Sports is really a microcosm life captured on a competitive stage. In our modern world, when the event is big enough that stage is open for all of us glean the magnificent lessons there to be had.
As a Kansas City native, I have special place in my heart for Tom Watson. He is a great man who happens to also be a great golfer. He’s done amazing things for Kansas City. No one is more deserving of the accolades he gained by stirring ghosts from our own pasts this weekend.
I wish he had knocked down that putt on the 72nd hole and made the history he seemed destined to make today. Even though that did not happen we can learn a lot from courage, class, and tenacity this great champion showed in trying.
I was going to write a piece on the lessons to be learned from Mr. Watson and Mr. Cink, but Heather at Real Women Golf blog beat me to it. It’s a great article! Enjoy it.
“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”