Sunday, April 14, 2013


Michael watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the fourth round of the Masters. 
by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson started his week at the 2013 Masters by making an eagle on the same 15th hole he called a penalty on himself during the last time he played the Masters in 2008. Redemption.

After missing the cut in his first go around at the Masters, Michael made the cut in his first Masters as a professional.  Redemption.

After posting a disappointing 7 over par 79 during on Saturday, Michael went out and shot a field leading 67 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 25th.  Redemption.

Adam Scott lost the lead in the 2012 Open Championship with the finish line in sight when his putter let him down.  Sunday saw Scott come from behind to claim his first major and Australia's first Masters victory with two clutch birdie putts; one at the 72nd hole and one on the second hole of the sudden death playoff.  Redemption.

This is why we love sports.  They provide moments of pure heartache and redemptive moments of pure joy.  Sports mimic life but they also compress all of those emotions into a small time-frame were we can sit in front of our televisions or computers and collectively hold our breaths, knash our teeth, or celebrate the joy of redemption.

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