Monday, July 20, 2009


Over the weekend a wonderful display of athletic and mental stamina was being performed in England. With green fairways, bunkers, challenging putting surfaces and occasional fierce winds as the backdrop, Tom Watson was playing a masterful British Open golf tournament. Mr. Watson is revered in the sport as one of the best ever. He has won tournaments all across the world and along with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus are viewed as the standard barriers of golf excellence.

Mr. Watson plays most of his tournaments during the year on the senior tour, however for the four major tournaments he comes back to the regular tour for an appearance. This week his appearance became magical as Mr. Watson competed at the top of the leader board for all four rounds and nearly won the tournament. I lift this wonderful performance because it should remind all of us that greatness has no boundaries.

I don’t believe there was a golf analyst anywhere who predicted that Tom Watson, almost 60 years of age, would nearly win the 2009 British Open. Mr. Watson was prepared to face the course and relied on his years of experience to guide him through the intense and challenging course. His performance in the tournament was nothing less than great and it came from a 59 year-old golfer.

Mr. Watson has shown us that whether you are young or old, white or black, rich or poor, male or female, everyone has the potential of giving a great performance. Everyday there are men and women of this country giving great performances in countries as they protect us from harm. Everyday there are men and women in uniforms keeping our cities and states safe as they patrol giving great performances. During the academic year there are teachers from Atlanta to Austin, Miami to Memphis, Philadelphia to Phoenix and everywhere in between giving great performances in the classroom. MICAH SIMS SAYS greatness has no boundaries.

I hope that today that many of us become inspired by Mr, Tom Watson and go out there and give a great performance. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, that you wont and you shouldn’t try. MICAH SIMS SAYS view every opportunity as a chance to be great

MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow.

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