The relevancy index has gone global! I am excited to make the team’s first international post from my current location in Bali. I will take a break from snorkeling and towel off to write about the excellent topic provided to us this week by our very own Steven B.
The most relevant sporting event is up for passionate debate and discussion, depending on where you grew up, what you played as a kid, and many other factors. As a Texas A&M grad, I can most closely relate to Steve’s post about college football.
In my humble opinion the most relevant sporting event to attend is the Masters. It is the pinnacle of golf sporting events, and what pro golfers aspire to make the cut for annually. Every pro and amateur golfer imagines what it would feel like to slip into that iconic green jacket on the 18th hole of Amen corner.
Augusta National is one of the most pristine and breathtaking golf courses in the world. There are warehouses in Augusta filled with backup Azaleas, plants and flowers ready to replace any one that does not look TV perfect for the tournament. IBM has been one of the longest standing sponsors of the Masters tournament, and the last 4 IBM CEO’s were actually offered the ultra exclusive membership to the private course. ESPN had a field day when IBM’s new CEO Virginia Rometty was not offered a membership, but I heard she prefers to scuba dive in her spare time rather than golf anyway.
The Masters Tournament is one of four major championships in professional golf. The tournament is played every April at the famed Augusta National course in Augusta, Georgia. Jack Nicklaus (The Golden Bear) has won more Masters tournament’s than any other golfer in history, 6 wins between 1963-1986.
I have played golf since I was 8 years old, and played on my high school team. I was lucky to have a Dad who was into golf, which encouraged my entry into the sport. During my senior year of college, I had the rare opportunity to attend the 2010 Masters tournament with my Dad. It was an unforgettable three days, and got to see Phil Mickelson win the tournament for his third time.
I hope to make it back one day, and to maybe see Dylan Evans grace Amen Corner by draining a long birdie putt.