January 22, 2013
Hard to watch Weir's slide continue
By JON MCCARTHY, QMI Agency
Parents, get your kids into golf.
Every dad dreams of his kid becoming a pro athlete, but that future is not as bright as it once was.
Retired basketball players fight for TV jobs while trying to remember how they lost all their money.
Retired baseball players spend their time trying not to remember in front of congress.
And retired football and hockey players are lucky to remember anything.
If any of these athletes manage to leave their sport unscathed, what do they do?
That’s the beauty of the game. It can be played for life. Golf spares its players the emotional pain of being 40 years old and wondering what the heck they’re going to do with the rest of their life? The game’s top players can expect to contend in majors well into their 40s. Good players can run out the clock until they get to the Champions Tour. Even fringe players can get a job at a country club and tell stories long into the sunset.