Posted on April 12, 2010. Filed under: Sports..., UPDATED POSTS... |

UPDATED:  Monday, April 12, 2010 1:34 PM (My original post follows my update)

Here are some stats you might find interesting.  Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for a job well done!

The first winner of the Masters Tournament was Horton Smith in 1934.  He repeated his win in 1936.  The current champion, winning in 2010, is Phil Mickelson, who won by three strokes over Lee Westwood.  The player with the most Masters victories is Jack Nicklaus, who won six times between 1963 and 1986.  Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods have each won four, and Jimmy Demaret, Gary Player, Sam Snead, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson have three titles to their name.  Gary Player also became the tournament’s first overseas winner with his first victory in 1961.  Other notable winners include Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ben Crenshaw and José María Olazábal, who have all won the Masters twice.

List of Masters Tournament champions

2010 Masters Tournament – Media Links and Prize Money Info


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Phil Mickelson is presented with the ceremonial green jacket by last year’s Masters champion Angel Cabrera on Sunday at Augusta
National Golf Club. (Tim Dominick / McClatchy-Tribune / April 11, 2010)
I’m not a die-hard golf fan, but I do know that the game is respected even if some of the players aren’t.  All we have been hearing about is Tiger Woods this and Tiger Woods that!  Jesse James has been labeled the most hated guy in America for cheating on his actress wife, Sandra Bullock, while Tiger Woods gets the royal treatment for cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren, and for sleeping with women in the double-digits, including plenty of weekend threesomes with whores, yet he gets a free pass.  Adoration from fans and sponsors alike who were hoping to cash in on him winning the Masters didn’t quite get what they expected.  Aw, what a shame.
Woods pulled another one of his infamous tantrums when things didn’t go his way, swearing and making a fool of himself.  This is what one would expect from an 8-year-old when he comes to the harsh realization that there are others who can perform better than they do.  This is a prime example of why we should get rid of that idiotic “everyone is a winner” mantra because people do need to learn that there are winners and there are losers.  It sets people up for a big fall, and Tiger Woods got slapped with reality, and his ego took a big hit at the Masters this weekend.  I’m happy that he didn’t win because he didn’t deserve it.  He is just another narcissistic loser who can’t take it when he loses, and his tantrum at this Masters wasn’t his first tirade.  Some may say that Woods was off his game because of the sex scandals surrounding him and his family, but look at the immense stress surrounding Phil Mickelson and his family.  I’d say that would be a poor excuse, if uttered.  I’m so sick of the media foaming at the mouth about Woods.  He is a guy with many flaws, yet they put him on this pedestal as some kind of idol.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly have had my fill.  Speaking of Phil…

Now here’s where God and fate stepped in big-time to reward a man who is deserving of much respect and who should be emulated.   Phil Mickelson won his third Masters title, and for the way he has stayed by his wife’s side throughout her breast cancer treatment and how he supported his mother with her cancer diagnosis which occurred around the same time as his wife’s cancer surgery, I’d say God rewarded him nicely, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him and his beautiful family.  All you have to do is look at the pictures of him, his wife and kids in the slide shows (links below and a video of the highlights), and you would know that this is a true man, a man who is deserving of his wife’s love, the love of his kids and the respect of his family and peers.  My thoughts and prayers will be for Phil Mickelson, his wife and his mother.  I pray that his wife, Amy, and Phil’s mother will both be in remission from their cancer and I hope that this beautiful family will enjoy many more wonderful years together, and more wins for Phil because he truly is a winner in every sense of the word…






Mickelson wins third Masters title




For Phil Mickelson, a Masters victory comes in many shades



 Phil Mickelson Wins 2010 Masters – Highlights


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