I don’t watch a lot of golf on TV. The majors, if I am around the house and not playing myself or occasionally one of the bigger tournaments. Mother’s Day found me sitting at home late in the afternoon and I started watching the Players Championship. It looked like a two horse race between Allenby and Westwood until Tim Clark started to move up the leaderboard. I don’t know much about Tim Clark but he has about the same build as I (5’ 7”, 160 lbs). His relative lack of distance matches up with my game compared to my contemporaries. It was fun watching a professional with a game more similar to mine than, say, Phil or Tiger.
One of the things I like about watching the occasional LPGA tournament is their more normal club selection and relative lack of distance. No 230 yard 6-irons for the ladies (with the exception of Laura Davies or Michelle Wie). Even I would have a chance to break the top 50 in driving distance on the LPGA.
So any way, after last weekend I have decided to make Tim Clark my new “guy” to root for when I watch golf. Boy, I hope Tim doesn’t have a secret life he is hiding from everyone.