What’s the matter with kids these days?

A couple of weeks back, we were given tickets to the Toshiba Classic, a PGA Champions (aka Senior) Tour event here in Orange County. We were in a corporate hospitality box on the 17th hole, which was a nice way to watch the proceedings compared to simply slumming it out on the grass.

The sponsors and advertisers were interesting — apart from Land Rover and Jaguar (to be expected), there was also a Botox tent giving away free promotional items. That, I think, tells you all you need to know about the fanbase at golf tournaments…

At any rate, inside the corporate hospitality box were a couple of kids, probably between 10 and 13 years old. They were golf fans, which I guess is acceptable if you grow up in that upper-crust type of environment. However, they weren’t simply golf fans — they knew players on the Champions Tour and were rooting them on quite vigorously.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of “youth sporting idols,” the PGA Champions Tour is just about the last thing that comes to mind. I may not have been the coolest cat on the block growing up, but at least I was hipper than that…

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