Sunday, June 18, 2006
106th U.S. Open Championship
Again, a sport I know very little about. I don't think anybody has ever been nearly clubbed to death on the green due to heated attitudes, but the players are as competitive in Golf as in Hockey.
Watching highlights of this amazing Golf tournament today I witnessed the most shots ever where the golf ball finds the hole from incredible distances away. You don't have to be a golf fan to appreciate the skill it takes to get that small ball into that small hole from distances the length of football fields. I always thought a good dose of luck was involved in golf, but upon closer inspection I see there's many things the player must do to increase his chances; Things like surveying the field, picking the best club for the situation and focus. Well, maybe luck does play a huge part, but I suppose it does in many sports. After all, Golf is a game where you play the field and not the opponent.
So if you haven't already, take a peak at the highlights of the U.S. Open Championship today. Currently Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie of England share the lead.
Here's a link to the many Eagles made and one Hole-in-One: U.S.Open