Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Must-Read Interview


This is why I will always root for Paul Goydos (He is a good, journeyman, pro golfer from Long Beach who lost the Players' Championship in heartbreaking fashion last year).

Read the interview.

Some excerpts, in case you need enticement....

......."The difference between Tiger Woods and me is not this huge chasm. It's that he's a little bit better at a million small things that you can't see, that eat away at you. It's like termites. I think he's the most underrated player on Tour."........

..........."I appreciate absurdity. I hit a little white ball around a big grass field into a gopher hole, like Robin Williams said, and make a ridiculous living. You talk about me having an everyman quality. Well, the everyman doesn't get to play golf for a living. An everyman would be the likes of my father, a 20- year Navy guy, was in World War II and Korea, worked his way to a college degree. That's an everyman."...........

"......How I became a better golfer at 44 than 24 wasn't through hitting balls. It's through learning. I approached golf the wrong way. I said, "Show me how to do this," when I should have said, "Teach me what you know."...........

And there are the parts about when he was a sub teacher in LA and about being a parent ....So good that I won't quote them.

Go read the interview


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Comrade PhysioProf said...

Somebody once told me that what differentiates the truly great golfers from the merely excellent is not the quality of the good shots, but the quality of the bad shots.

scribbler50 said...

Thanks for that, Stache, truly enjoyable. Reminds me of early Bob Ueker.

Anonymoustache said...

That somebody nailed it, in my opinion. Johnny Miller said, on one of his telecasts, "Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good".
Yes it does, from what I've read. Thanks for checking in, as always, man.