in Quotes

Nobody wants to be the rabbit

There’s a great profile of Tom Watson in the new Golf Digest

I found this bit on how he viewed golf when he got into it pretty interesting:

“I played for money,” he says flatly. “To make the top 60. To not have to Monday-qualify anymore. To stop being a rabbit.”

A tremendous visual. Chasing is a thrill but it’s exhausting work and you can’t do it forever or you’ll burn out.

Eventually you have to catch what you’re chasing and then fend off everybody else trying to get it.