Sometimes you see stories or headlines that are written by the glass-half-full person, but more often, it's the his/her glass-half-empty counterpart doing the wordsmithing.
After two rounds of the Women's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in England, Lydia Ko lies in a tie for sixth place. This is one of women's golf's majors, and the very best players in the world are there. Fifteen-year-old Lydia Ko, an amateur from New Zealand is there doing battle with them, and faring better than most of the 150-odd golfers in the field.
So what does the headline at the Herald on Sunday tell us this morning? Here 'tis:
This is definitely a glass-half-empty example. Sure; Ko trails the runaway leader, but to even be keeping pace with the world's top players on her first real taste of a British links course is an incredible achievement. Shouldn't that be the focus of the headline and the story?
We will certainly raise a FULL glass to a talented New Zealander who has the golfing world at her feet.