Well, the memories were obviously – every match is important, every point counts, especially the last sort of 18, 20 years when the matches have been so tight.
You know, as you get older, the first thing you lose is memory. It seems to be happening with me.
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It’s not life or death it’s a game and at the end of the game there is going to be a winner and a loser.
That’s the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.
You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it’s a great game.
We are in the entertaining business, they want to get autographs, they want to take something home, whether it’s a signed hat or, you know, program or whatever it might be.
But I think the guys are very happy to accommodate the people and that’s part of golf in general.
Every player has the option to have metal spikes or other spikes or whatever they feel most comfortable in.
We all know, the ones who play golf, know what a wonderful game it is and what a great past-time it is.
I’m nervous when I play in the Masters or most other tournaments.
It’s just a matter of hitting the ball where I want to hit it and hopefully making some putts.
People who are friends with me and who know me, know a side of me that is totally not cold.
Wherever we play golf, people come out here to get autographs. They obviously come out to watch us play and see us in action, but they also want to interact with us.
You can get some spiked up greens even with no metal spikes, it just depends.
If you drag your shoe a bit those plastic spikes or rubber spikes can be almost as bad as metal spikes.
But when I play, I still practice hard and focus on my game.
I crack jokes and play games and that’s really more my nature than being cold.
You can’t cover people with perceptions because we are all different.
We are all human beings with our own little knick-knacks and ways of doing things.
I know thousands of German’s who are totally different from me, so we’re not alike, we’re not the same.
I grew up in the time of Germany after the war.
So when I was told to work, ten, twelve hours a day as an assistant pro, I didn’t complain. It was normal.
I grew up a Catholic and I don’t want to talk badly about the Catholic Church but there’s a lot of routine stuff going on. You say the same prayers, you sit, you kneel, whatever.
I like reading my bible, I like bible studies where I get together with others and talk about the word of God and how it relates to us and how we can change to become more like him.
There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship.