I've been reading.....haven't been commenting......but will say one thing: The powers to be who select the majors locations have chosen Augusta since 1934. Augusta is a private club. Their membership is by invite. The membership votes on who to accept. There is absolutely nothing any of us can do about it. When they decide to accept women as members they will. Minorities are members. But since the membership list is kept secret we'll never know how many or their ethnic or racial background. Tiger Woods is not the only minority to play in the Masters. VJ Singh is a past champion too. And when you think about it, minorities are not well represented on any of the tours.....something the PGA Tour is working on but it needs to begin at the grassroots. Golf is an expensive sport.....shoting hoops or batting balls is much cheaper!!
Perhaps the PGA, and European tours need to have a chat about the Masters, how the club's policies regarding membership do not reflect current vogue in our diverse world. Yes, it is a wonderful venue; however, there are many, many other courses that give the same challenge to the world's top players.
Quite frankly.....this gray haired, female retiree has absolutely no desire to find a member of Augusta to extend their invitation to me for membership :-))) But I'll watch the tournament and surely cheer Tiger on to the green jacket presentation!!!!
True......however, it is sanctioned by the tours as evidenced for Fed Ex Cup points as well as OWGR points. If the tours pulled those sanctions.....the Masters would become just a ho-hum nice place to play, lots of history, but players would turn their heads and play where the points are.....
Substitute the Masters with the Players :-)
Sounds like a good option! Hasn't the European Tour suggested that previously??? Golf is a global sport and would be nice to have more than the Open and WGC's played around the world. Especially as we prepare for golf in the olympics. Might be a great way to grow the game!!
If it's so private Billie.......what the h*ll were you doing sticking your nose in Tiger's private life? Jason Sobel needs to address that in one of his articles!
Von......the Scottish reporter was the last to ask Payne of 7 reporters to address the issue. He asked Payne in that question, how would Payne explain to his grand daughters why they couldn't be members if they wanted.
PRICELESS........he stated he wasn't going to answer that question! IDIOT!!!
upt......I keep hearing TGC that they will have 7 hours of coverage tomorrow and I looked forward to tomorrow and ESPN starts coverage for 4 hours straight at noon PST. 4 hours is about right for regular golf and 5 hours for a PGA event. Even last year, TGC didn't change their line-up on the guide but still covered the round. Oh, it was ESPND......so check out both in your time zone. I think TGC said 8am.....so for me that would be 5am....anyway, check your channels accordingly. Hope they get it right with all the hype they have put into the Tiger/Rory ahem....rivalry, it would seem that they would cover it.
I did just hear from PM that Augusta has an air system under the greens so they can dry them out....we'll see, time for Tiger to stick it close like he used to.
Only reason Rory won the Congressional by so much is he can stick it close but misses 3 footers all the time.....he's been working with Stockton so maybe that has improved. But at the Congressional last year the greens were so wet that his approaches stuck, the Congressional is supposed to be the toughest of the majors on the greens stimp meter - they couldn't even get close.
To answer the question: No, I have no idea
why they're faxing scorecards. Gee, if only there was some CEO from IBM
around here to help..
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