Tag Archives: 2017 WUP Masters Pool

Apr
14
2017

Wow, last week’s intensity, especially Sunday afternoon, where I was clearly a glass box of emotions, was exhausting (in a super positive way) that it drove me and my immune system into the ground (not literally — also not the best analogy, but cut me some slack, still on the road to recovery). I apologize for the radio silence and not getting this post out Monday or even Tuesday, as I’d originally promised.

Many congrats again to Sergio Garcia and his family and team, along with Justin Rose, who showed pure class (as always and expected), and low-am Stewart Hagestad (whom apparently all my college buddies in finance know or through a friend in some shape or form, which isn’t surprising, since it’s a small world). More important, though, of course, congrats to the top-three finishers of the WUP Masters Pool, along with the three winners of the Friends of WUP Platinum Club — and yes, I just made that up.

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Apr
9
2017

In case you no longer believed in miracles and/or fairytale endings…

Sergio Garcia, your 2017 Masters Champion. Of all the places to win that elusive first major championship, Garcia finally overcame the “ghosts,” demons, scar tissue and most importantly, he got out of his own way and his head. His worldview and perspective changed the last few years.

The way Sergio has described his attitude and mentality on life and golf all week (and in the past year) has been very Zen-like, as if he’s been spending time in Buddhist monasteries or simply by chance his outlook has parallels with its philosophy. Or maybe he just found a really great therapist. Or perhaps it’s as simple as he said: He has great people around him who have sat him down and helped him see the light and stay in the present (easier said than done).

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Apr
7
2017

As I wholeheartedly warned everyone, I’m winging everything with regard to my Masters coverage this week and trying to be “adventurous,” but I guess I haven’t really done anything crazy yet and I’m not sure how that necessarily deviates from my playbook at past majors in recent history. So far, I’m using the same platforms I have in the past, but I’m just not physically in Augusta, so I’m not sharing a house with my colleagues/media buddies, whom I can force to participate in some shape or form with the live streams.

However, I was definitely hit with a strong dose and much-needed self-awareness check when I reflected on my post-round live stream via Periscope. Two things stand out: 1) Wow, I am really good at talking about nothing for lengthy periods; 2) My ADHD is escalated as I’m obviously easily distracted by the comments and change topics mid-thought when I see a question or comment that piques my interest.

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