Two Senior Citizens With Better Backswings Than Me Officially Started The Masters
But let it be known that the two aforementioned senior citizens were Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, so that at least makes me feel a little bit better, despite the fact that it reminds me that I am a terrible golfer.
At precisely 7:40 ET, Jack and Arnie took their places on the first tee box and officially opened the 2011 Masters with their ceremonial tee shots. According to Devil Ball Golf, the two old guys can still rip it pretty well for their age: Palmer’s tee shot went about 220 yards while Nicklaus outdrove him, hitting his about 270. Jesus, that’s pretty damn impressive.
Now, four of the best days in sport all year are upon us, at least in my humble opinion. There’s something about the Masters that makes it such a wonderful event. Perhaps it has a little to do with the tournament being at least a symbol that spring is finally here, but it’s much more than that. And much like most people, I will be keeping one eye on the action at Augusta National while I take care of some menial work-related duties, although with the blogging thrown in there, being an anesthesiologist can be pretty trying over the next couple of days. Just hold your horses, you whiny patients: it doesn’t hurt that bad.
[H/T Devil Ball Golf]