With tKOVI teeing off in exactly 5 weeks, seems like a good time to check in with our defending champion to see how his prep is coming along. Take it away, White James.
As we close in on another chapter in the history of the greatest event ever created I have been asked to write a few words to recap the year that was and set the stage for TKO VI. This will be my third TKO and over the years I have had an up and down relationship with this event. From my complete meltdown in TKO IV to my Tiger-Woods-2000-US OPEN-like domination last year I have seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. As some of you may recall I was asked to write a little something last year prior to this event and took the opportunity to skewer some of my harshest critics. This year I would like to do something different. I am going to be positive.
In that spirit, I would like to first start by welcoming the new members to the TKO family, whatever your names are. So…welcome. I would next like to thank Brendan and the Mikes for all of their hard work to pull this event together. Also, I would like to acknowledge the fine work done by the TKONN (with the exception of their erroneous report of my steroid use). I know it has taken you many long weekends of sacrifice sitting around drinking Miller Lite and Jeremiah Weed away from your girlfriends, fiancées, and domestic partners to produce such fine work. As my wife says, don’t these guys have anything better to do? To which I respond, what could be more important than this? After spending the night on the couch and watching the kids while she takes a break, things usually go back to normal. I look forward to the challenge posed by the race for the Bixler. I know you all are excited about the opportunity as well. I see the evidence in the inflated scores posted on FairwayFiles.com as you all try to blow up your handicap in an attempt to win this prestigious award (except Jeremy, I think his scores are probably legit).
These are exciting times for our TKO family as the main event tees off in roughly 30 days. Everyone is ramping up their preparation for the event. The commissioner’s are developing the first round pairings and seeing to all of the last minute details. This probably means they are working on last minute ideas to surprise me with some additional rule meant to prevent me from winning by 16 strokes again this year. Their attempt to keep Danny in my group every time backfired as he motivated me to the win. And the TKONN is doing what the TKONN does best.
I would like to conclude now with a final image to motivate you all for the stretch run to Kendallville, especially Robinson, who I know needs a pick me up after spending the winter without the RDGC Cup for the first time in recent memory.
Keep working hard, best wishes, and I will see you all soon in the Paradise called Kendallville…
That was touching. Remember to keep entering in those scores. I see you with that 110, Marty. That’s a bold move for the Bixler Blazer. Respect.