Thursday, November 7, 2013

Living the Dream

"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."  ~Tiger Woods

     Hello and welcome to this post of "GET SOME Golf." Today, I am discussing about the different tours around the golf realm including the Professional Golfers Association (PGA Tour) and the Ladies Professional Golfers Association (LPGA Tour). As anyone can tell, these are professional golfers, so they are not your average everyday amateur that goes out every three months to play a round. They have trained nearly their whole life to get on the tour and have dedicated themselves to more practice to become the best that they can; a true athlete if you ask me!

     The Professional Golfers Association, or PGA Tour, is a tax-exempt organization of professional golfers that are trying to expand domestically and internationally while benefiting the players financially and maintaining the commitment to the integrity of the game of golf. The Tour is also dedicated to generating revenue for charitable causes in local communities. The players on the PGA Tour can choose how many tournaments out of 51 tournaments they want to play in a year, including the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Several branches of the PGA Tour have become renowned over the past years as well: the most popular being the Champions Tour, a group specifically for senior players who have won tournaments in previous years, and the Tour, a group of potential PGA Tour players if they qualify and meet the standards.

     The Ladies Professional Golf Association, or LPGA Tour, was founded in 1950 and is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. The organization has grown tremendously over the years for not only playing the game of golf, but for also donating to charities of the player's choosing. Still today, the LPGA is performing at its highest level of competition and charity work, just like the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour, and the Tour.

     In honor of these tours, I would like to ask everyone out there to tell me your favorite golf shot in the history of golf. Some of my favorites are: Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters on the tee shot of the 16th hole, Phil Mickelson at the 2010 Masters on the 13th hole out of the trees, and Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters out of the trees in a playoff. Please let me know what you think underneath in the comments.

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