It’s back, ladies and gentlemen. The iconic golf tournament that captures the hearts of thousands for four enthralling days is once again upon us for the 76th time. Beautiful Augusta National will be on our TV screens starting Thursday, so don’t miss out.
The one golf tournament that brings together not just golf, but sports fans for four days, starts in only a few days. The top players in the sport will be competing their hardest to have the chance to wear the green jacket.
Why am I repeating this theme, that the Masters are here once again? Because, too often in sports, we take way too many things for granted, whether it be a clutch 3 pointer or record-breaking achievement. Admit it: We’ve all done that before.
Championships are celebrated by many for a few months after the win, but eventually, the season will start again, and the win will just turn into a stat, not unlike a famous quote credited to the infamous leader of the USSR, Josef Stalin.
“One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic,” he once famously said.
Now, the topics are completely different, but you can’t help but see a few parallels between the quote and how sports fans don’t appreciate milestones and achievements so much.
Now, I think we’re all guilty of this, but that’s mostly due to the sheer amount of achievements and events we’ve witnessed in our sports-loving lives. Perhaps that come-from-behind win doesn’t seem as important when a team ends up in last place.
I just want to say, this time, when the Masters comes around, let’s enjoy it, shall we?
By the way, who’s your favorite for the Masters this year?