I actually entertained the idea of going for a quick round of eighteen this afternoon but the online tee times closed me out. No big deal, seeing how I haven't hit a single golf ball all year. I should probably hit up the range at least once before I play.
Got me to checking out the US Open out in San Francisco. Not a single player is under par. Jim Furyk, the wily dinosaur, leads the field at even par. Dude's got over $52 million in career earnings, so it's no surprise the 42-year-old is up at the top, he's a player.
Tiger Woods is lurking, however, even though he's struggling a bit today. He started the day tied with Furyk (whom he's partnered with) but fell four shots back, but after a ridiculous birdie putt on the ninth, has pulled within two shots, at +2. He's still shooting three-over-par for the day. He looks like he's got some swagger back.
It'll be fun to watch, if that's even possible with golf. Can it really be fun to watch?
I say yes. Often times when I play, I want to give up after six holes, but knowing I paid good money to play, I try to keep my shit together enough to play the full eighteen. Generally, at least fifteen to twenty times a round I question my selection of golf as a hobby.
I figure there's got to be something better to spend my money on. It's not like I've got a set of clubs that cost $700, I think they were $200, max. I even got a mini-golf putter in my bag.
Then I hit that one shot that makes me say to myself "Man, I am not that bad. Maybe I can keep this going" and then immediately I skull one.
It'll humble you, that's for sure. Looks so easy on TV but alas, try getting out there and shooting 30 over par.
It always gets the last laugh.