Back in November on the blog we shared an article about golf’s best moments in 2012 from the PGA Tour website. At this time of year everyone is doing a “best of” something list. As I was reading industry news this week, several articles at the bottom of my screen caught my attention. Golf Channel has looked backed on the year and put together multiple ”Best of” lists. Some celebrate the good, ”Best Shots,” “Best Rory Moments,” and “Best Tournaments.” Others celebrate the not so good, “Worst Shots” and “Top Meltdowns.”
In a world where we catch everything on camera it seems players bad days will live on just as long as their good days. Maybe longer. Most players learn from those bad days and go on to play even better than before. It’s tough though when they know long after they have learned from the mistake the images are out on the internet in perpetuity.
Obviously there were many positive notable moments in 2012. One best of article that I enjoyed reading was the “Best Shots of 2012,” these were some great moments that will live on in everyone’s mind. Ernie Els making a 15 foot putt at the Open, Tiger Woods chipping in on the 16th hole at the Memorial, and no one will forget Bubba Watson’s hook shot at the Master’s during sudden death. These were all moments that every golfer understands. They are moments that just happen and change your game. Golf is a sport where a great golfer can still have a bad day and where that same golfer is always just one swing away from what may be the best shot of their career. It is what keeps us playing.
For all the best of articles on Golf Channel’s website click here.