“If I’m going to be defined, it’s going to be because of my victories and by my losses and no one else’s.” This quote could have been pulled from any press conference, or maybe a scrum between reporters and a sought-after golfer. But sometimes, art (ok, TV drama), imitates life.
It’s wisdom pulled from Supergirl, said by the title character in one of her new episodes on CBS. Supergirl doesn’t know golf: but she’s still one wise superhero.
Sergio, who just played in the Pro-Am at the BMW Masters in Shanghai, China said “I think my goal at the end of the day is the same. It’s to play the best I can every single week, and give myself the best chance at winning”. That’s not to say that Sergio is perfect. Many of us know about Sergio and Tigers long-time feud. Sergio made a comment that was taken as a racist comment and since then there are stories each and every time Tiger and Sergio are in the same tournament which happens quite often. This was his loss.
Garcia then acknowledged his mistake and made a public apology through a statement issued by the European Tour. Garcia said, “I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during The European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.” After that, Garcia was able to focus on the game even though he continued to be subject to such scrutiny.
It seems that Sergio has always held himself to a high standard with how he treats the game and his fans. After that remark Sergio continued to compete and continued to play terrific golf. This was his victory. He overcame a terrible mistake that he made and continued to fight and continued and still continues to be competition on The Tour.
Sergio over the years-just like everyone, has had losses and has had his victories. “I feel better when I have people cheering for me. When that doesn’t happen, it doesn’t mean I’m not going to do my best. But it’s nicer when you feel the energy and the support,” Sergio said during a recent golf.com interview.
So just like Supergirl is learning what her weaknesses are and what she can get better at in Supergirl, Sergio is doing the same. Sergio along with many golfers on The Tour all learn about their weaknesses and strengths on and off the course. Everyone makes mistakes and if one wants to overcome their mistakes, it is very possible to do so with determination and drive.
Michael D. Lissner, Esq