Since the day I read the Big Break Disney announcement about this season’s contestants I was absolutely certain Vincent Johnson, the first recipient of the Charlie Sifford Exemption at the 2009 Northern Trust Open, would be the winner. And I was right. Vincent is a winner. The Big Break lost. The wrong person went home.
Vincent has game, talent, attitude, determination and heart. What more could anyone ask for in a champion? Watching him leave the show tonight made me the saddest I’ve been on any Big Break to date (and I’ve watched them all).
But knowing Vincent, this little set back won’t do any harm to him or his career. He’s battled other challenges, (like Graves Disease in 2007) and I have no doubt in my mind that we will see Vincent hold a very big trophy someday on the PGA, w/o any help from the Big Break.
I spoke with Vincent tonight and, as usual, he had great comments about tonight’s show, the other contestants, and ‘what we didn’t see’ (my favorite part of every interview)…
I am so happy that Vincent has agreed to continue the interviews every week. I know he’ll add a lot of great commentary to the shows going forward. Thanks Vincent!
Blake looked like he was going to break a club or two tonight and exit stage left, but when push comes to shove, this guy sure pulls off the shots when he really needs them. Nothing surprises me about this man! He’s one to watch!
Kevin’s on a plane tonight, so I’ll have to catch up with him next week to congratulate him on his long drive immunity win, and find out more about that ride in the racecar. Looked awesome! Stephanie looked pretty cool in that thing too, don’t you think? 🙂 Lucky golfgal!