Sunday, April 11, 2010
IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!
LAST YEAR LIKE TIGER, HE DROPPED OUT OF THE PGA BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS with his wife. Unlike Tiger, whose sex scandals and serial infidelities to wife Elin almost undid his family and career, then two-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson took time off to support his beloved wife Amy in her struggle with breast cancer.
This weekend in Augusta, arch rivals Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were both back in the game. The ending to the four-day tournament couldn't have been sweeter or more satisfying. While Tiger's embarrassed wife appropriately stayed home and out of the limelight with her children as he took 4th place this afternoon, Amy Michelson was there to see her loving husband of 16 years take the winner's seat and get awarded his third green jacket for a five under par in today's round.
Sometimes things end as they should---and life for a moment seems fair. This weekend's ending at the Masters was just such a moment. I'm sure Tiger will make a comeback if he can get his shattered life back together over time. As far as I'm concerned, he shouldn't have won today. But Mickelson---a true champion on the field and in his marriage---won a victory all America can applaud and keep applauding. I am! We needed a great personal story like this after all we've endured from the exhausting and sordid Tiger Woods saga. Lefty won and everyone is cheering. And that long hug and embrace with his wife after it was all over was surely a sight for sore eyes.
Related: Near perfect golf with near perfect ending.
Posted by Webutante at 7:45:00 PM