In honor of The Open Championship this past weekend I present to you the future Open Champion: Oliver Woods!
He’s still got some to learn… but when you consider one of golfs greatest players (Mickelson) played a moving ball, maybe Oliver is onto something.
It was one of the weirdest moments ever in golf. Some experts hypothesize:
- Mickelson just had a momentary lapse of judgment and totally forgot what he was doing.
- Mickelson figured he would score the same or better with the penalty than by letting the ball roll out and playing from there.
- Mickelson was trying to send a message to the USGA about the setup or something else.
But we know, and obviously so does Oliver… he
played it while it was rolling… so he could better his chance to win.
“YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!”
Golf is a gentleman’s game. It takes patience, skill and precision. Sadly I lack in all three areas, but always enjoyed playing the game, especially those beautiful summer mornings when I was able to get out on the course with my grandfather.
I’m not a great golfer… but I’m not terrible. Clearly, track and field was my sport. Jax now has baseball covered for the family and Steph was a ballet dancer, so where does that leave poor little Oliver?
I’m sure you see where this is going by now. Oliver picked up a golf club this morning and the next Jack Nicklaus was born. He’s a natural, he’s barely even one and he’s already putting better than most adults (he definitely is putting better than me, for sure). It’s amazing how fast he’s picked up this sport. It’s like, one day you’re having your diaper changed and the next you’re on the PGA tour in your PJs.
Go get ’em Ollie.
…US Open beware.