In one of those happy coincidences, it’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball and the REAL opening day for the 2012 golf season as well: the first round of the Masters.
Yes, both golf and baseball have had official “games” before today, but for me, this day marks the spiritual opening. Months of waiting through winter doldrums builds anticipation for the day when everything is new again and ripe with possibilities. In golf this year, I believe it is especially pronounced. Other tournaments have had their headliners, but here all of the major stars have converged, mostly healthy and mostly at the top of their games, ready to make their mark on golf history. In baseball on this day every team begins in first place with the possibility of taking a pennant in the fall.