It’s odd how we grow up.
Twenty five years ago, had I pulled off the stunt I did on Sunday, I’d spend the whole day crowing about it.
Now, at age 50, it’s just not in me anymore to boast and brag and showboat about picking Jason Dufner to win the PGA Championship last week.
Can you imagine the fun I could have had, though, with this one?
Like I said…25 years ago.
Today, I’m just going to go about my business. I have a radio show to do and then I’m playing in the Maryland Mid-Amateur at Baltimore Country Club later this afternoon. I have a lot on my plate. Showboating about picking Dufner to win last week just doesn’t fit in my Monday clock.
In reality, what did I really accomplish by picking Dufner to win? I didn’t bet it, which, honestly, is the absolute worst thing about making the winning a few days in advance of the start of the tournament.
Q. Who picks Jason Dufner to win the PGA Championship and then doesn’t put a nickel on him?
A. An idiot.
So, in part because I didn’t bet Dufner, it’s just not in me to brag about picking him last week. I even picked him in the presence of the great Jim Nantz, who joined me for a little pre-PGA discussion. It sure would have been cool for Jim to give me a shout-out yesterday at the end of the broadcast, but I guess that’s asking a little too much, huh?
Anyway, you know for sure I’ve grown up when I don’t spend all of this edition of Drew’s Morning Dish ramming that Dufner pick down your throat.
It would be easy for me to call out my naysayers by name and demand some accountability, but that’s just not my style these days. Half of them probably don’t know who Jason Dufner is, frankly. And the others would probably call it luck.
A few of you have already reached out and asked me how I did it. I actually do have a system that I use. It’s the same one that gave me Louis Oosthuizen a couple of years ago at The Masters when he lost in a playoff. It also yielded Kevin Chappell at this year’s U.S. Open, so it’s a system with flaws.
But last week, it served me well when the name Jason Dufner came up.
Yes, I picked Jason Dufner to win last week.
But that’s yesterday’s news.
Time moves on.
You won’t see me mention it again here in this space today, I assure you.