The smell of the grass. The birds chirping. The ping of a club connecting with a ball. A white blur slicing into the woods. Golf. At least that's my perception of it.
Although I am horrendous at golf, and I get frustrated at times, it is still one of my favorite sports. There is nothing better than playing 18 holes at the local golf course. Life is momentarily on pause, and you can leave all of the stress at the first tee box.
Golf is unique in that it is one of the few sports that you can play most of your life. Moreover, it is a sport for businessmen, in which more business deals are made on the golf course than in the office. There is nothing like it.
As the US Open tees off today, you will find me in front of the television. The skill of these players is mesmerizing at times, and it is unbelievable to watch them perform under pressure. Some collapse and some rise to the occasion. The mental toughness and focus that is required to win a major is unmatched. The walk of the final pairing on Sunday is one of the great moments in professional sports.
I can't help but be attracted to the sport.
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