This Sunday it was time for the Masters Tournament. I am pretty sure I have been able to watch a significant part of "The Masters" for almost the last 40 years. I can't remember missing one.
Something like "The Masters" has become so iconic in our that when somebody mentions it there is no misunderstanding. The Masters is The Masters.
This Sunday there was quite a duel between Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. Though I think I was rooting a bit for Justin Rose I was just as happy that Garcia won. It was an emotional win for him. He finally won that "Major" has eluded him so far in his career.
I remember years ago when he first became a pro and people were following him. His swing prep was just painful to watch. I think even Jack Nicklaus even admonished him at one point telling him that he really needed to square that hesitation away. I am sure it took a lot of work on Garcia's part to change his annoying habit. He was able to overcome quite a bit to get where he is now.
The affectation that haunted him reminds me that if there's something holding you back from being the best you can fix it. Sometimes it takes a friend or a trusted advisor to give you the hard news that can help you break through. Then, you have to diligently work at it to be better. Nothing replaces hard work.
Well done Sergio.
Today this drawing of a hat I purchased in Puerto Rico last year. I got the hat from a shop called Ole Curiosidades on Calle Fortaleza in Old San Juan. It's a fabulous little shop where you get personal attention. The hat reminds me of my time there. It was a good time.