From the earliest days of competition, the thought has been that negative feelings toward an opponent would only help motivate a person to defeat them. Storied athletic rivalries are often accompanied by stories of bitter feelings and outright hostility (i.e. Ali-Frazier, Belicheck-Mangini, Brett Favre-Aaron Rogers) or even mutual respect can have some tense moments (Nicklaus-Palmer, Connors-McEnroe, etc.).
Camera shots of the crowd, the water, a cute kid, etc...are standard for golf coverage. In the business, they are called "cut aways" and they always add some flavor to a pretty standard routine of covering sports.
But sometimes, that flavor becomes part of the coverage - such as Friday's incident of a baboon running onto the golf course and then "monkey-ing" around with a cameraman's lunch and golf cart. And to that we say...."Awesome."
Missing three footers giving you fits? Ready to snap your driver because you can't find a fairway? Relax, it's just a game - it's supposed to be fun. The joy of the game is the challenge. It's not like your efforts are going to put you in a mental institution --well, unless you're this guy.
Charles Barkley has been the subject of so much derision and mocking when it comes to golf. But like any warrior, he can turn his weakness into a strength - as the latest ad from CDW shows. And they did a great job of it.
Forgive me for being a little late to the party, this should have been posted earlier. That said...it does not diminish from how cool a story this is.
Earlier this month, Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (longest name ever for a golf event!) out in Las Vegas. He did it one week after being inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame (Moore went to UNLV). But that's not even the coolest part of the story.