Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
The theory is that if psychics are so bang on all the time, why aren’t they consistently winning lotteries?
Transferring that to my own profession, if sportswriters in general and golf writers specifically had the talent to predict with any degree of accuracy, then why aren’t they cleaning up at the track?
Yet, with this being New Year’s Eve, we’ll be subjected to a plethora of predictions from both psychics and sportswriters.
Already, I’ve read that Tiger Woods will win a major in 2013 and the Americans will win the Ryder Cup two years hence, apparently because Tom Watson is captain. Forget that we have no clue about which players will comprise the U.S. team, but let’s not be nit-picky.
Usually, the psychic sports scribes look more foolish than fearless, but it’s all in fun so let’s not be too judgmental on the last day of the year. Besides, there is one aspect of the year just past that does indicate what’s to come.