However, I missed the coverage of the Champions Tour and watched the second showing on Monday morning. I was so pleased to see Fred Couples win.... But what a great performance from Tommy Armour III. Unlike Pebble, where players were trying to lose the tournament, it was great to see an old fashion shoot out in Naples. I love watching the Champions Tour, as these were the men I grew up watching and idolizing. I still learn a lot from these guys, and man, they can still play.
I am also intrigued how many junior golfers don't know who Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson are. I think there is a slight problem, as we should be educating our juniors more on history and HOW to play the game. As a junior, I remember sitting down and watching golf on Saturdays and Sundays with my father. I remember Jack Nicklaus winning his last Masters. I remember Robert Gamez holing out on the 72nd hole at Bayhill. I remember Larry Mize chipping in on the 11th at the Masters to win in a playoff. And the list goes on... It's these moments that made me fall in love with golf and wanted to do what these men were doing. If there's one thing I can suggest, please find the time to sit down with your junior golfer and watch some of the golf on TV or better yet take them to a PGA TOUR event. It is a great learning experience and remember Tiger Woods is not the only great player out there.