I watched the last couple of hours of the St. Jude event yesterday hoping that Harrison Frazar would win over Robert Karlsson. Not that I have anything against Swedes. Rather, after reading a story in Sports Illustrated by Frazar, I was fascinated to see what would happen if he managed to break through. Rarely are sports figures self-reflective, and even more rarely do they share that with the broader public.
This is the start of Frazar’s piece from a few months back:
I love golf. I always have. I believe in everything that’s good about the game: the honesty and integrity and reliance on self that it demands. It still amazes me that I can make a ball go 300 yards and land exactly where I’m looking. Hitting a shot just right and watching the ball fly against the sky is still one of the most thrilling things I can imagine. But as much as I love golf, I’m not sure I want to play it for a living any longer.
Do yourself a favor and read the entire story here.
And if you’re interested in one of the more intriguing post-round interviews, check out Frazar’s piece discussion with the press after his win.