If you like golf, I hope you didn't miss the finish of the PGA Championship. Spectacular play all day—just some unbelievable shots—and a thrilling finish. Best golf tournament I've seen in a long time.
You have to wonder about sports, though. Previously little-known Jason Dufner had the best tournament of his career, played like Ben Hogan for 68 holes, got more TV face time in the last two days than he's had in his whole career, earned $865,000 for four days' work—and has to be feeling awfully bad tonight.
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Featured Comment by Pierre Munson: "Mike, I returned last week from participating in an international championship. I did well enough to compete again in the high sixteen competition after the main match. I lost in the first round. It was impossible for me to win the match or the high sixteen competition. The other competitors were just too skilled. I didn't feel bad. I was pleased with the results even though my performance left room for improvement. I don't think that Mr. Dufner should hang his head.
"I also watched the tournament and was thrilled by the level of competition. I always find that the commentators emphasize the winners to the exclusion of the other positions. When I'm not competing, I spend most of my time photographing professional sports. The back stories of those both on and off the podium are often more interesting than the brief summaries which are offered by most of the larger news services.
"The best competitors learn to quickly put any disappointments behind them in order to focus on the next event."