I like that San Antonio is hosting the Valero Texas Open this weekend. We have some big name golfers here, such as Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. Nevertheless, what I really look forward to this time of year, is the Masters Tournament, from Augusta, Georgia, coming up the second weekend of April.
For months we have been hearing the ads on CBS with Jim Nantz intoning: “The Masters: a tradition unlike any other.” As I kid I remember the battles that Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus had at the Masters. And, I loved watching and cheering for Tiger Woods to win the Masters and other major golf championships. I believed that Tiger Woods was a cinch to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of winning 18 majors. But, alas, Tiger has been stuck at 14 majors. I still hope that Tiger can win another major before his golf career ends.
Also, this weekend, I will be cheering on my college team Michigan State in the Final Four of men’s basketball. I have hope that the Spartans will win it all, for their first National Championship since 2000 (and the first for the Big Ten since that year). I like teams from Texas to do well in the Final Four, but I will be cheering on Michigan State against Texas Tech in the semifinals on Saturday evening, April 6.