Gentlemen on display

By Tom Quiner

It’s the Masters Golf Tournament. It’s the second play off hole between Australian Adam Scott and Argentine Angel Cabrera.

The pressure is on. This victory means everything for a golfer. It’s not just that they are insured of being rich for the rest of their life should they win. Even more, they will be remembered forever by golf fans for winning the most important tournament in the world.

Mr. Cabrera hit a beauty into the green, setting up a potential birdie.

As he walked to the green in pouring rain, his opponent Adam Scott hit an even better shot into the green.

Cabrera turned and gestured thumbs up to his opponent.

They arrived at the green. Angel’s putt missed going in by half an inch. Helplessly, he had to watch Scott line up a makable birdie.

Adam struck his putt perfectly and watched it cozy up to the lip of the cup … and drop!

Congratulations to Adam Scott, the first Australian to win the Masters Golf Tournament. Angel Cabrera exhibited per class as he warmly, and sincerely, congratulated Mr. Scott.

In an era of classlessness, let’s savor this epic battle between two classy gentlemen.



  1. sally1137 on April 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Two classy gentlemen and one cheater. :/

    • quinersdiner on April 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      If you’re referring to Tiger Woods as the cheater, I don’t think that’s fair. The tournament would have kicked him out had he cheated. It looks to me like he made an honest mistake and was assessed a two stroke penalty, which was pretty much the kiss-of-death to his chance to win. It was a great tournament.

  2. ellen peterson on April 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    In less than ideal conditions I watched Scott win the Masters couldn’t help but be excited with him) but also I witnessed that most beautiful father-son relationship of Cabrera and his son who caddied for him. When a heart is genuine it can’t be hidden.

  3. sally1137 on April 15, 2013 at 1:57 am

    You’re probably right. But at that level of play…you know they know the rules.

    • quinersdiner on April 15, 2013 at 6:33 am

      Time for a more civil discourse, don’t you think? Let’s you and I together demand that liberals and conservatives alike treat women with dignity. In particular, liberals’ war on women has to stop. Thanks for writing.

      • sally1137 on April 15, 2013 at 8:26 am

        No, let’s fight some more. 🙂

        Seriously, though, I always like reading your writing.

  4. Bob Vance on April 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I admit I have never been a big sports fan, but I equate watching golf on TV with watching paint dry.

    • quinersdiner on April 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

      What’s wrong with watching paint dry?

  5. xPraetorius on April 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I loved seeing Adam Scott win, and seeing the beautiful, loving relationship between Angel Sr. and Angel Jr.

    No other major American sport offers both intense competition AND regular examples of genuine human uplift. On a REGULAR basis…


    — x

    • quinersdiner on April 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      I agree. Thanks.