Caught My Eye…

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. – Henry Ward Beecher

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Jeff Sessions’ Reefer Madness, Trump’s Mental Health, the 25th Amendment, JonTester keeps on rolling. High School golf in Montana, One More Thing, and much more!

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The Bunker

Like many folks on Sunday, I happened to watch some of the PGA Championship. For you non-followers of the PGA, I am talking about golf – golf from of all places, Wisconsin.

Yes, Wisconsin was the golf capital of America – at least on Sunday.

I was stunned that Dustin Johnson was given a two-stroke penalty for “grounding his club” in a bunker. Johnson lost a chance to win the PGA Championship and the PGA lost a lot of fans with their stupid interpretation of a rule.

Now I know why I don’t like golf. This is another reason why my clubs have been sitting in my spare room gathering dust for over three years.

Nobody really explained what “grounding a club” meant. This is golf; everyone is supposed to know what that means because the PGA folks, the CBS announcers, and the historians of the game are all snobs. Here is a little info about “grounding a club” for us friendly observers.

OK, now that we know what “grounding a club” means (and I might add without any help from the snobs on CBS Sports) let me just say that in this situation, this was a ridiculous rule to enforce. There were freaking people standing in the bunker – if it really was a bunker and it was outside the ropes. Nobody could tell because people were standing so close to Johnson to get on camera during his shot.  Heck, Osama bin Laden could have been there in a cave and nobody would have found him, let alone a bunker. Continue reading