Re: Official 2012 Golf Season Thread
I like Westwood this week. I know he's a common pick in all the big tournaments, but for some reason I think this is the one he wins. Sawgrass is a ball striker's course and he's the best in the world at it right now.
I've also done a complete 180 on Westwood. He was one of the few golfers I didn't care much for not too long ago. But I've gained tremendous respect for him over the last couple of years more by how he carries himself off the course than on. I think I misunderstood the guy and now have come to appreciate his willingness to speak his mind.
He's also not one of these prima donna athletes who has a finely tuned and well coached public persona so that he can get every last endorsement deal he can get. You don’t see Lee on a lot of commercials. I think he’s just very real. When asked about all his close calls and heartbreaks he never reacts with anything other than appreciation for what he does for a living. He was asked about all his “scars” after the Masters and he quickly said they aren’t scars at all. He then talked about how he gets to travel all over the world and play golf on the greatest courses in the world, etc… And he meant it.
I’ve grown to really like Westwood and would love to see him win this week in my backyard.
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