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Thursday, August 21, 2008

U.S. Amateur Championship, Tiger Woods, Ricky Fowler, PGA Tour, Olympics

I actually cringed when I read a quote from Tiger Woods stating generally that he was not watching much golf on TV during his rehab time. The ratings for all those televised tournaments and championships worldwide have taken a plunge since his leave of absence and it probably would not have hurt to hear him say something supportive and positive about golf on TV. It might have spurred some interest from Tiger fans everywhere to know what he was watching and interested in besides the Ryder Cup. I am guessing that the PGA Tour would have loved to hear a better quote for their tour product.

Ricky Fowler is a heck of a player and sure looks like he has one of those world class short games. Watching him today on the Golf Channel showed what a great touch he had around the greens, savings pars from the rough behind a greenside bunker more than once in his strong showing for the match play win. So happens Golf Week had a nice pictorial on him as well this week. He was the winner of this years's Ben Hogan Award given to the best college player for the year. The presentation was at the Colonial Country Club right before the Colonial Tournament. Yours truly was there and saw to it that Mr. Fowler and the runner's up to the award each received a copy of 'The Ben Hogan Collection' 3 dvd pack and Interactive Software along with a copy of the book, 'The Man Behind the Mystique'. Its a sure bet he gets on tour and is successful pretty quick. At any rate I hope he watches the dvd's and reads the book. It will surely help him in his golfing career. Who best to learn from thatn Mr. Hogan!

Still watching the Olympics and really loving it as they say at McDonalds. I stopped dead in my tracks this morning when the floor dance routines came on and this beautiful woman working with a doggone hula-hoop put on the most dazzling dance routine. It was mesmerizing, athletic, and so graceful. A truly complete work of art in motion. I applaud her and hope she goes on to put on more performances for all the world to enjoy. I did not catch her name and I was too engrossed in the sheer pleasure of watching to remember to hit the record button on the Tivo device on the HD digital cable box. I surely wish I had. Maybe she will make a dvd or allow me to make it for her?

More soon!

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