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Gentlemen Can Still Finish First
4/14/2010 5:12:13 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

After a cold and rainy week prior to the Masters golf tournament I could hardly wait to hit the links the following Monday. Mostly because of the way Phil Mickelson handled the conflict he faced with family and profession and came out a winner on both counts. Being a top player in the world professional athletics is generally reason enough today, to become heady and high-minded. Mickelsonís happy just to be here demeanor is a refreshing change we can learn something from. I have always believed being a professional athlete is a privilege not an entitlement. Most of Mickelsonís colleagues on the PGA tour seem to genuinely embrace that honor.

My Monday morning expectations were as high as always, only to watch the first tee ball sail into the tree line. It became evident in a hurry; I was still the same hacker I have always been, with little hope of getting any better. I wanted to throw my club, shout some expletives and pretty much display my more primeval disposition. It was about that time I remembered Philís shot from behind a tree that landed four feet from the pin. What an inspiration! I bagged my club and thought to myself, boy, am I happy just to be out here. Thanks Phil for proving that gentlemen can still finish first.

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