Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending a few minutes interviewing Davis Love III. We talked about the Ryder Cup and how he thinks we match up against the Europeans. You can tell that he’s excited about being a Ryder Cup captain and has been thinking quite a bit about what he needs to do to lead the team to a win next year in Chicago.
We also discussed his philosophy for course design, introducing Michael Jordan to the game (and the role Jordan may play at the Ryder Cup), and cigars.
You may have seen the new Dove Men+Care ads on TV during golf tournaments featuring Stuart Cink and Davis Love III. Dove was kind enough to send us a couple of behind the scenes videos.
In the first video, Stuart talks about getting taken to the cleaners by his kids on their home putting green and why he became so engaged with Twitter.
In the second video, Davis talks about his family and shows off his awesome collection of motorcycles. His daughter even has one. *cough* *cough* Dad, are you reading this? A Harley would make an awesome birthday present *cough* *cough*
Lee Westwood regained the world #1 ranking on Sunday by defeating a power-packed field at the Indonesian Masters after Luke Donald lost to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff at the Heritage. OK… OK… I’m sorry for the sarcasm. I just couldn’t help myself.
Westwood beat the second place finisher, Thongchai Jaidee (ranked 75th in the world), by 3 strokes. The rest of the leaderboard included such international heavyweights as Hyun-bin Park and Thitiphun Chuayprakong (both ranked outside the top 300), Siddikur (just one name like Madonna – ranked 120th), and Marcus Both (ranked 233rd) and a bunch of other guys who’s names even hard-core golf fans have never heard of (and couldn’t pronounce).
This is just nuts. Matt Kuchar makes a birdie on 18 off the rocks in the hazard at Harbour Town. Luke Donald and Brandt Snedeker are still in the middle of a playoff, but so far, this is looking like the shot of the day at the Heritage.
I will not make jokes about Tiger pumping something… I will not make jokes about Tiger pumping something… Ok got that out of my system.
In this video from Nike, Tiger talks about his pre-tournament routine. It’s interesting to see how he approaches a round of tournament golf. I also have to say that Tiger is pretty damn muscular looking for a golfer.
10,000 hours is 5 full work-years. That’s 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, 50 weeks per year for 5 years. How good do you think you could get at golf if you literally made it your full-time job for the next 5 years?
That’s the question that Dan McLaughlin has set out to answer. He’s a 30-year old commercial photographer that had never played golf before in his life. But he wanted to test the concept presented by Malcom Gladwell in his book, Outliers, that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill.