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This 3-year-old was born with one arm. But he didn't let it stop him from becoming quite the golfer.
You can make golf into a miserable journey, a constant self-battle that seemingly will never be won.
Or you can be like Tommy Morrissey.
The 3-year-old from southern New Jersey isn't lamenting his lack of distance off the tee, nor the struggles in his short game. Morrissey, according to myfoxphilly.com, was born without a full right arm due to a blood clot that prevented the arm from developing below the elbow. Yet he took an interest in the game when he was 1, and now he can hit the ball better than pretty much anyone his age -- and even some adults.
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Thursday's Triple Play
The sports calendar is a fickle thing -- some days we scramble for something, anything, to watch, while other days we thank the tech gods that gave us multiple platforms to watch live sports simultaneously. Thankfully, Thursday is a bounty of riches that starts early in the morning with the 114th U.S. Open, bleeds into the afternoon with the opening of the World Cup and then concludes in the evening with Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Will you be glued to the TV all day? Perhaps coming down (cough) with (cough) something?
Who will win 2014 Masters?
Bubba Watson started the day 4 shots up. Now he's tied for the lead with rising star Jordan Spieth, who joined the 2012 Masters champion at 5-under atop a suddenly jammed leaderboard. Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt sit 1 shot back, with a host of others within a few shots. How will it play out Sunday?
Thoughts on a Tiger-less Masters?
Golf's major championships are always difficult to predict, but the 2014 Masters is particularly perplexing. An injury-afflicted Woods won't play. None of the recent major winners (Rory McIlroy, 2013 champion Adam Scott, et al) has burned up the course of late. And so we head to Augusta without a clear idea of what will happen. What's your take on this intriguing event? Or do you not find it intriguing with Woods gone?
Tiger Woods out of Masters
Tiger Woods' career-long pursuit of Jack Nicklaus has been delayed yet again. Woods announced that he will miss the Masters after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve. It's yet another reminder that, for all of Woods' accumulated talent and drive, he's getting to the point that injuries have become more than just a temporary obstacle and are significantly closing his competitive window.