Giving thanks for the Skins Game
Yes, living near Detroit leaves little room for golf on Thanksgiving.
Temperatures for the annual Thanksgiving day parade are expected to be somewhere between freezing rain and snow. But that doesn’t mean the game isn’t a part of the holiday for us.
While players in Florida and California probably pack the golf course with family and friends during the long holiday week, we here in the Great White North are left to dream, watching “The Skins Game,” the poster-child event for the Silly Season.
I have to admit, I probably enjoy more made-for-TV golf events than most actual PGA Tour events. Many of the Tour events all look and feel the same week after week. With those, VJ Singh’s always somewhere in the top three with a non-exciting leaderboard filled with the Joey Sindelars and the Dennis Paulsons of the world in contention.
The skins game always has big names, always has several amazing shots, a little bit of drama and most importantly, it’s always somewhere warm with the sun shining and the grass a shiny shade of green (this year’s version is in Palm Springs). That’s a vision soarly lacking here.
So while you complain that Annika shouldn’t be playing in the Skins Game with the likes of Tiger Woods and Fred Couples doesn’t deserve to be there, either. Just appreciate the event for what it is, a two-day-long commercial for the game of golf.
I’ll take the Battle of Bighorn and the Skins Game over the Honda Classic any day of the week.
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