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Tiger Is Back!

I know Tiger Woods is a controversial personality to a lot of people. I don’t care about any of that. Yea, it was messed up how he disrespected his wife and marriage. But, unlike the masses, I didn’t really care about Tiger, the man. He was Tiger, the amazingly talented and exciting golfer. Always has been. I don’t give a you-know-what about golf most of the time, unless Tiger is playing.

Fun fact: our 2 year old cat is named Tiger. But mostly because he’s orange.

So, naturally I was watching this past weekend when he won at Doral! He’s had a long road back after his fall from grace, and I think it’s good not only for him, but also for the sport. People care when Tiger’s relevant and performing well. Just how it is!

But I must say I’ve watched far more golf, in 2013, than I probably have in years, but it’s not all Tiger. My Dad had a 2-week stint in the hospital last month and I went to visit him every day. And if it was Thursday-Sunday, he had golf on. Thus, I’d watch golf with him for hours, with or without Tiger Woods.

One thing I kept noticing, every time we’d watch, is all the hats plastered with Cleveland Golf. Living in Ohio, I thought “ahh, Cleveland!” Later my Dad informed me that they don’t really have any connection to the city of Cleveland. Of course. The founder’s last name is Cleveland. But, as a non-golfer/fan, that I even know the brand is pretty big, right?

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland Golf offers a myriad of products for the casual golfer all the way up the professionals. You can get clubs like golf putters and/or golf drivers, and yes, I know the difference between those close as well. You can also get accessories, like bags, towels, and gloves, as well as an informational blog and tour schedule.

Between the brand name plastered on hats and bags, to the commercials, and super sleek website, I’d say Cleveland Golf is doing a great job of marketing themselves. When my Dad gets back to full strength, maybe I can hook him up w/ a little something from Cleveland Golf? Father’s Day is coming up…

So, maybe I’m not such a non-fan after all? Well, I did take golf lessons as a child! But that was mostly because my older brother was taking them and I just had to do everything he did. Y’all know how it is!

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The Peyton/Tiger Show Returned Yesterday

It’s no secret that I love me some Peyton Manning. I really do. I just can’t help it. The whole “aww shucks” thing just endears him to me. While I love his more recent Mastercard Commercial (I’ve even blogged about it), I have to say that my all-time favorite ad is the infamous CUT THAT MEAT! bit. Ask anyone in my family, and they’ll tell you that, from time to time, I will bust out a “Cut that meat!” of my own; and for no apparent reason. Such is my love for Peyton.

Tiger + Peyton = Happy Suz

Tiger + Peyton = Happy Suz

And then there’s Tiger Woods. I can’t stand golf. I don’t want to watch it, and I don’t want to play it. I can think of few sports I like less. That’s not true. I hate hockey and baseball more. I digress. The point is I don’t like the sport at all. But I love me some Tiger Woods. If I pay any attention to the sport, it’s only because of Tiger, and no one else. It’s like he possesses some extreme power that makes me pay attention to him when he plays. I can’t fight it, even though I want to.

So imagine my delight at learning that Peyton and Tiger are teamed up to play in the Quail Hollow Pro-Am yesterday! It’s like the sports gods decided that I’ve been a faithful devotee and made this happen just for meeee! I know they’ve played together before, and are friends, but this is the way I like to look at it. Don’t burst my big, fat, red, shiny balloon!

When they hit the course there were quite a few fans in attendance. No surprise. Those two are a couple of the biggest names in all of sports! And I was also pleased to learn that Peyton brought good friend, teammate, and former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez with him as his personal caddy. Good stuff.

I didn’t get to watch it on TV, nor do I know if it was even televised. Let’s be honest, that’s pushing things a little too much for me. Simply knowing that two of my favorite athletes got together and competed today is enough for me. It’s like the planets aligned.

So, thank you, sports gods! Keep it comin’! I’ve been a very good girl this year!

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