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Kawhi Leonard and Ryan O’Reilly: mirror journeys to two national titles

MEDIUM, 06 / 15 / 2019

Professional hockey and basketball are totally different animals. Yet Kawhi Leonard and Ryan O’Reilly shared more over the last year than they may ever realize. Two cities are awfully grateful.

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Win, Tiger, win.

MEDIUM, 07 / 22 / 2018

There’s nothing in America like a comeback. Especially from the depths of public failure. In this country, we love to see people get knocked down when they deserve it — and then we cheer for them to climb their way back up the mountain.

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Sergio’s 13 tops Tin Cup’s 12: the “Anything is possible” principle

MEDIUM, 04 / 05 / 2018

Today, in the first round of the 2018 Masters, the defending champion, Sergio Garcia, actually made a 13 on the par-5 15th hole. It was stunning. And for a whole lotta golfers and golf fans, it was an instant reminder of the fictional plot in the movie Tin Cup.

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For love of golf

MEDIUM, 09 / 25 / 2017

...How do you react to adversity? To losing? To winning? To bad breaks? How are you socially with other people? Some of them strangers? How’s your focus? Your concentration? How seriously do you take things? It’s all in there on a golf course.

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The difference between a professional golfer and a politician

MEDIUM , 07 / 25 / 2016

Roosevelt was saying that these traits are essential for citizens to have in order to play the kind of individual roles that become the collective glue that holds a republic together. Yet that famous quote always reminds me of the professional golfers who work tirelessly to master an un-masterable game, and rarely — or never — wins a tournament during the course of their career.

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