The Masters Tournament had all its familiar pomp and circumstance. It also had a little bit of politics per usual, but that topic is for another time perhaps. In the end, for those who watched, it turned out to be quite the page turner! Or rather, quite the DVR saver with lot’s of…”go back…I want to see that shot again!” along with, “Put it on pause….I need another beverage!” In any event, it was something to watch. The historic “shot seen ’round the world” double eagle was a highlight without a doubt. The cast of familiar, and expected to possibly win characters, were there. They were hoping to find the bottom of the hole in the fewest total shots so they could add the first, fourth or fifth green jacket to their collection. Yet, in the end, it was the white wonder, the other lefty who was left standing with the jacket. And he did it “his” way! (no pun intended on any level..musically or otherwise!)
He was creative, inventive, unconventional (but not to him, by the way) and typical. He was typical for himself. He was quoted as saying he grew up playing from the pines, so he’s used to it. In fact, his amazing shot from deep in the needles was similar to a shot he had earlier in the day. Besides, he can make the ball do anything he wants. And the analysts were quiet. There weren’t many references of Bubba “dropping in the slot” or “trapping the ball” or “swinging on a single plane” etc. There were only references to how well he makes the ball go where he wants it to go. And he did! Congratulations Bubba! Job well done!
To play your best round, you just have to be true to yourself. Play one shot at a time to the best of your ability at that time. Don’t try fix anything, change anything or work anything out while you’re playing. Just play. Another thing Bubba said was how much fun he has when he plays. He loves playing golf. He loves PLAYING….golf. You need to put the PLAY back into golf…take it from Bubba, it’ll be more fun!