My whole life, I’ve been in a city with a PGA Tour event but I never went until last year. I went to the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines for pretty much one reason, that was to see Tiger Woods play.
I was able to get off work early so I was able to see about two hours of golf. The first thing I saw was a NASCAR. I think Kasey Kahne is sponsored by Farmers Insurance. Then I walked to the green. The first golfer I saw was K.J. Choi who is a pretty good golfer who has won a Players Championship. Then I saw Tiger. He was in the same pair as Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler.
This group had by far the most fans, everybody waited in silence as Woods lined up for a putt. He missed it and was visibly angry. Security had roped off a narrow pathway for the golfers to walk through and as Tiger walked through it, he cursed himself out and he called himself Tiger. That was pretty cool. He is maybe the most the most famous and best athlete in history, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.
I watched them for a few holes, and when they were done, I saw them talking to the media. I know it would be cool to one day interview Tiger. This event definitely is a reason why I want to be a journalist.
This year I’m going to head back and be there a whole day. Hopefully I’ll get a nice feel of everything that goes on in a PGA Tour event.
San Diego is a great city to watch sports. It may not have the best teams, but it has a lot of them. Besides the Padres, Chargers, Aztecs and Toreros, it has great events like horse racing, golf and some of the finish high school sports in the country. Here is a January calendar highlighting the best events to see this month.
The new year brings in playoff football. When the Chargers host a home game sometime in the future years, I would recommend going. It is a very fun atmosphere. January is still a great month because it is the start of conference play in college basketball. With San Diego State playing very well the last five or so years, there game have become very fun. USD basketball is also getting better and that program is on its way up.
Conference games have a lot of meaning and the crowd at SDSU’s Viejas Arena can get pretty crazy. This month they play Boise St., Fresno St., and UNLV. The Boise game will be really good. They have really played well against the Aztecs the last few years.
Later in the month is the Farmers Insurance Open. Last year Tiger Woods played and seeing him was awesome because in my mind he is the greatest athlete in my generation. Seeing him will be something you remember forever, so you should consider going. Besides him, you could also see Phil Mickelson. The Open is a great event because it is played on one of the finest golf courses that has one of the best views
Those are the main events taking place this month.