Just a couple of things

Charl Schwartzel wins the Masters. What? Who? Yep, old Charl played fantastically down the stretch. Several players were within striking distance. They were all bunched at 10 under par. Tiger is clearly getting his touch back. His putter failed him late, but he is striking the ball much better. Angel Cabrera was really close but his irons failed him late. Adam Scott played some great golf and had the lead very late into the round, but he just couldn’t hold it. Rory McIlroy had one of the biggest collapses that I have ever seen. I almost started crying. Seriously, a 21-year-old kid was leading the Masters after 63 holes and ends up with a triple bogey on 10,a bogey on 11, followed by a double bogey on 12. OMG. When he was playing his second shot on 10 from between some houses, I almost couldn’t look. This was the best golf tournament from an excitement standpoint that I have ever seen. Amazing and congrats to Charl Schwartzel.

  • George Will is spitting out a bucket full of craziness. Medicare is doomed? Not. Medicare (along with our healthcare system) needs to be fixed by thoughtful politicians, but isn’t doomed. It just needs some help.
  • Paul Ryan is spouting the markets will fix everything mantra. We have heard this all before. We have seen the free markets fix the housing market. Thanks, but no thanks on the markets fixing healthcare. BTW, when folks go to a doctor, almost no one wants the cheapest. Almost everyone wants the best. Free markets don’t work in healthcare.
  • The media is focused on our “soaring debt” and not on the fact that we need to spend money to get out of a recession. I just don’t get it. Just because the Republicans say something doesn’t mean that they have to print it, does it? I guess so.
  • Something is going on in Libya, I’m just not sure what.

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  1. Hi Doc. Found your blog from your post on TP. Nice blog. I will try keep reading but you know a person can only follow so many and still have a life! LOL

    I like your combo of sports and politics. On that note, I am right with you on nearly breaking out in tears for Rory. I think his problems started earlier then no. 10 though when he pulled 3 short putts. Then it all came crashing down. It was the most exciting final round I can remember. Charl deserved it with his finish.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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