Monday, August 11, 2008

Fond PGA Moments

So the PGA Championship was a lot of fun.

Golf is one of those sports that I've always tolerated. I don't get super into it, but I don't hate it either. Josh has always been a huge fan - both playing and watching - and between him and my dad I have been given at least have a working knowledge of the game. It just isn't all that exciting to me. But when we were able to get tickets to the PGA for this past weekend, I was totally on board. I mean, how many opportunties do you get to see a big time sporting event - for free? (Thank you Mom and Dad and Bart, by the way!)

There are a lot of things to enjoy - walking the gorgeous course, watching big name golfers putt, and of course, checking out the gift shop. I could have done without the downpour on Saturday, but what can you do? And who doesn't need an extra shower, really?

Sunday we spent a good chunk of time at the 18th green, watching the players finish up. It was pretty exciting to see this, from pretty close by:

For those of you who don't follow golf, that was Padraig Harrington after he putted in to win.

Another highlight for me, I have to admit, was judging the golfer outfits. I mean, some of them really have some style! Some - not so much. I told Josh I'd really like to see him sporting outfits like Camilo Villegas and Ian Poulter (below). Don't you think he'd look pretty sweet in all black with yellow accents? Or perhaps pink plaid pants?

And while we're on the subject of Villegas, I think it would be pretty hysterical for him to break out the "Spiderman" move the next time he is out golfing with his friends.


Dave and Jenni said...

LOL! I keep trying to get Dave into purple plaid and he keeps resisting. I don't know why!

I really don't like golf all that much EXCEPT live tournaments. Those are pretty cool to walk around. Glad you had so much fun (despite the rain)!

the buurstra's said...

I would have definitely been critiquing the "outfits" right along w/ ya! :)

Glad you had fun!

Are you moved back to Bloomington?!