Par for the Course

This past weekend, golfer Tiger Woods (that’s a little like saying “composer Beethoven”) won his fifth tournament in a row. A rejuvinated Woods dominates the sport as none before him, even Jones, Nicklaus, Snead, Watson, and Palmer. The only remaining challenge Woods faces is Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 professional majors. Right now, if boredom doesn’t overtake him, the only question is when, not if.

As great as Woods is, though, I can’t help wondering whether part of his dominance is due to the weak mental makeup today’s golfers, who can become millionaires without ever winning a tournament. I have a hard time believing Jack Nicklaus would do an el foldo even with Tiger on the prowl.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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