Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Davis Love III Whins About Your Whining
You have to respect guys that do what Davis Love III did.
19 PGA Tour wins including a major championship, Love went through qualifying to get into the field for the British Open, an admirable thing to do.
So, according to our boy, if you're planning on complaining about playing in the oldest major championship and most recognized golf tournament in the world, umm, don't.
What bothers Love more are the players that do fly across the Atlantic and start complaining. He didn't mention names, but Pat Perez would have been a candidate for saying the rain and wind in the first round didn't feel like golf.
"Just don't come," Love said. "If you're going to have a bad attitude on Thursday before you tee off because it's raining, then don't come, because you're just wasting your time. It's going to be bad, eventually, one way or another."
I couldn't agree more with Mr. Love. A buddy of mine told me the other day that the "Open isn't even golf" because of the weather and such, but I think that's what makes it so amazing. Not only are you dealing with your nerves, the pressure of a major championship and the toughest field in golf, but at the drop of a hat the weather could turn and the course is totally different.
Also, there is black pudding, and who doesn't love them some black pudding?