Friday, July 21, 2023


With Sharon out for the evening visiting Michele, I watched the ESPN 30 for 30 Shark on ESPN+. While I religiously watched volume one and volume two of the 30 for 30s when they first came out, I have fallen out of the habit over the last ten plus years. I need to finish up volume three and post an episode guide for volume four.

The documentary is a profile of golfer Greg Norman. Greg Norman is one of the most iconic figures in the history of golf. He was known for his aggressive playing style, his blonde hair, and his nickname, "The Shark." Norman won two Open Championships and finished runner-up in the Masters Tournament six times. However, he is often remembered for what he didn't achieve: winning a green jacket at Augusta National.

The ESPN 30 for 30 episode "Shark" tells the story of Norman's career, with a particular focus on his relationship with the Masters Tournament. The last quarter of the documentary focuses on his collapse at the 1996 Masters. I didn't realize that Norman finished second to Jack Nichlaus in the 1986 Masters.

I enjoyed it. I recommended it. As Sharon and I play more golf over the next couple of years, there is a Scott Van Pelt quote that resonated with me that I am going to post separately.

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