Greg Norman: The occasional senior

  • There’s an interesting story in Golfweek about the reluctance of Greg Norman to become a regular on the senior circuit. Who can really blame him? Norman surely gets a better buzz off doing a real estate deal these days than he does from beating a bunch of aging golfers. The issue, however, isn’t just Norman. Lorne Roberts won’t be playing that much on the senior tour for a while, and Peter Jacobsen and Craig Stadler still spend a fair bit of time playing with the flatbellies. All of which makes the Champions Tour terrifically dull to watch.
  • Wandered up to Eagles Nest in north Toronto to hit some balls and work on some drills my instructor has been suggesting in order to recover my disappearing golf game. The club, one of the best in Toronto, looked awfully odd, with beach chairs sitting near the pond off the 18th hole. Turns out the course has been paid a ton of cash to be used as the site of “Cheaper By the Dozen II,” a Hollywood flick featuring Steve Martin. Good for Eagles Nest, I guess. But did anyone actually watch Cheaper by the Dozen I?
  • Thanks to Geoff Shackelford for pointing out some recent stories on the strange battle between Sean O’Hair and his father. Worth a read. Apparently O’Hair’s father no longer wants 10% of Sean’s winnings for the rest of his life, though he says they have a deal signed to that effect. I guess that would be like my father having said, at the time I went to university, ‘Look Rob, mom and I will help pay your car insurance, but if you make it as a journalist, you’ll be paying us back until you are 60.’ Aren’t parents supposed to support their kids? What’s wrong with Marc O’Hair?

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