Saturday, July 19, 2008
Greg Norman, Your 54-Hole Leader
I wouldn't have guessed in a million years that when I started blogging about golf, I'd have the opportunity to write about "the Tiger Woods before Tiger was Tiger."
Greg Norman, a young 53-years-old, is leading the British Open in a storyline that could have only been jotted down by a kooky screenplay writer.
His play has been impressive, only if the word impressive could be magnified 50 times over.
If he continues this and wins, it will be the best story that golf has seen since Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters.
If you're a father with a child that enjoys slapping the golf ball around the living room, wake the kiddo up tomorrow and watch this tournament with him. It is a rare chance for people to see a legend on the links revived and ready to win.
Greg Norman, keep it rolling man. You're making it exciting for all of us again.
The Shark, it appears, is around for one more good hunt.
Photo courtesy of ADRIAN DENNIS, AFP