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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Nice Guys Don't Finish Last

Golf is in such a good place.  I'm so excited to see the number of players, who are so likeable, and such gentlemen, taking centre stage.  It reminds me of the days of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.  They played their hearts out, but never forgot to be gentlemen.  They respected each other and, while wanting to win, wanted the other player to play his best as well.

My heart was warmed see Louis Oosthuizen smiling and rooting on young Mr. Dunne as he finished his round, almost unbelievably, tied for the lead in the Open after three rounds.  And, don't kid yourself, Louis still has designs on taking home the Claret Jug for the second time.  But, still in the thick of it, he was even adding a little body English to try to help Dunne's putt go in on the road hole.

It was great to see Spieth and Garcia enjoying their round together and rooting one another on, while playing for golf's greatest prize on golf's grandest stage.  It appears the future of golf is in great hands.