Make no bones about it. I was disappointed not to win this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature.
But the prize we won this week — the admiration and acknowledgement of our peers — was even more special.
Emily Kay at SB Nation started things off with her wonderful article on the Players Page change, which resulted in a lot of traffic coming our way. Shortly after that, we got a ton of attention thanks to a “mystery link” at PGATour.com. (I still don’t know the source of that; if anyone figures it out, please let me know.) Next, George Mackenzie referenced us in a nice piece at ClickOn Golf.
The sky is the limit from here. I envision a lot of additional opportunities in my future. Perhaps I’ll be asked to solo host a Morning Drive replacement show.
Who knows, perhaps this will be the bump I need to finally win that Nobel.
Addendum: This episode shows one thing clearly: I’d have more readers than J.K. Rowling if I had one of those megacorps pushing my work. However, that is impossible, as they want to influence content, and Ole Lanny don’t play that game.
The CIMB tournament… they might as well be playing it on Mars. Bad time zone for U.S. golf fans. It’s strictly a check the results in the morning kind of tournament, and that’s a shame because the leaderboard is getting interesting. Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama, and Spencer Levin are all in the top five after two rounds. Levin is playing some decent golf of late; it would be nice to see him finally break through this fall.
Brenden Steele is in the top five as well, and doesn’t get near the attention he should. Here’s what we wrote about him last summer after watching the CBS Documentary, “Coming Home”:
“Every segment was first-rate, but there is one other I will mention, and that is the one about Brendan Steele and Idyllwild, California. Idyllwild, a town of 4000, is a remote and beautiful mountain town which has no golf course. Steele, who didn’t take up the game until age 13 (another point worth stressing) seems to have learned the game and grooved his swing largely from hitting into an outdoor net.”