Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tiger Woods IS Golf

There are certain names that just come to be synonymous with their chosen profession. When you think of Academy Award-winning actresses, you think of Meryl Streep. I imagine that when there is a discussion of computers, the name Bill Gates might get mentioned at same point. Who is the first person who comes to mind when you hear the word “golf”? For me, there is no question that the game of golf is equated with the magnificent Tiger Woods. As a lifelong fan of the sport, there is no denying the excitement that Woods brings to every tournament in which he participates. And, if Tiger Woods is on the course, you have to know he is the favorite to win. His absence from the game for the past eight months has been noticeable and his return to competition this week has brought the crowds and the Sports Center coverage that only Tiger Woods can.

Woods left the circuit last year in order to have reconstructive knee surgery and month of rehabilitation. This, of course, after going out in style by winning the U.S. Open despite doctor’s orders not to even swing a club. Everyone wondered how long it would take for the world’s number one player to return to top form. Tiger did not take long to let everyone know that he is once again the man to beat. For his official comeback yesterday, he played to an easy victory at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

At the Prairie Winds Golf Course that provides the setting in all three of my novels, you will not read about many celebrity players like Tiger Woods making their way onto the fairway. Instead, you will meet a cast of unusual characters who form friendships, reveal their flaws, and provide for some fascinating story lines. I hope you will take some time to get to know these men and women through Lifetime Loser, Finish Line, and Tuey’s Course. Then, please contact me at and let me know what you think should happen to these guys next. Who knows? Maybe one of them will play in the Masters one day!

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