Today is ‘Golfer’s Day’
April 10th, 1916, the first PGA Championship was held in Bronxville, New York. It's believed to be the first professional golf tournament in the US and Jim Barnes was the winner and won $500. 102 years later, Patrick Reed won $1.98 million dollars at the Masters.
It was one of the most memorable Masters in a long time. Jordan Speith shoots a 64 on the final day but his bogey at the last put him out of contention and comes up two strokes short at -13 under. Rickie Fowler made a strong run at the end including a birdie on 18 and finishes one stroke behind at -14. Reed wins it with a 5 foot par putt on 18 to take his first major.
So today is "Golfer's Day" but it looks like I'm going to have to wait for the weekend to take to the links. Saturday will be in the 70's so if I don't mind heading to the course with all the other golfers that have been waiting, maybe I'll give it a shot.
I love golfing with my dad and my brother-in-law Johnny V. Whenever I golf with Johnny V, I write "LOSER" on my golf ball. Why?
Before we start play we usually ask each other what ball we are going to use that day. I usually play Callaway or Bridgestone. I show him my ball and say "I'm playing a Loser today."
He never gets why I snicker after I tell him that and that is one of the reasons that I love playing against him. I hope to see ya'll on the course soon...if this snow and cold will just go away.