Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The 2019 Masters and Update

First, thank you for all the nice comments, tweets, emails and messages, I appreciate them. I made it back to Augusta National. A little fatter, more haggard and fatigued than normal, but none of that matters, it was a dream come true again! Praise the lord for all he has blessed me with.

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The fat boy returns to Amen Corner

We got to follow Tiger for a couple of holes, although it is so difficult to do with the crowds following him like never before. 

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Tiger practicing on the 17th green

It was great to catch up with friends from all over the world and to see the perfect property again. While the wife was off buying stuff in the best retail merchandising operation in the world I snuck in a pimento cheese and egg salad sandwich. Although I'm only allowed to technically eat food that's been freshly prepared within the hour, I correctly bet that Augusta's food operation was safe and they wouldn't poison me. 

The highlight of the trip was that "the wife" got to stand a few feet from her boy on his nemesis hole. It doesn't matter than his game is off the boil because he's "so cute."

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Spieth on the 12th

I got spectacular news yesterday when my transplant nurse removed my PICC line after being in my arm for 50 weeks, and gave me the all clear to play again. I already have a blister on my finger from hitting too many balls this morning! Looking forward to getting out a playing a few holes (in a golf cart for now) over the coming weeks.

4 comments:

Tomahawk One said...

Fantastic Update! Had been thinking about you all week. Love the blog, please keep us updated!

philcski said...

Very pleased to hear the cancer is in remission. Would love to get together for a game someday to celebrate!

Ian said...

Fantastic news that a) you got to Augusta, and b) you're back swinging a golf club again.

Thoroughly enjoyed your book, and subsequently found your blog. And was really saddened to hear of your illness.

Wishing you a speedy recovery to 100% fitness, and hope you'll be playing 36 holes daily before long.

Anonymous said...

Your getting to the Masters made my week! So happy to see that you are on the mend and back playing. Best wishes and many thanks for all you have shared with us --in good times and bad.