Billy Payne as Chairman had no right to scold Tiger Woods in public with August National Golf Club's history of racial and gender discrimination. Furthermore, the only reason the club in 2012 has embraced Asian golfers is due to the financial rewards from the Korean and Chinese markets.
Billy Payne scolding of Tiger Woods in April 2010 showed that even a chairman at a private golf club full of wealthy men located in the southern region of the USA acts with no class at times.
It was a low point in Payne's chairmanship at Augusta. Payne's comments reminded the public of the arrogance and the constant need by Augusta to flex its sense of "unbridle" power. There was no reason for Payne to open his mouth about the matter.
again, you brought it up, i didn't. this whole thing could've been avoided had you kept your mouth shut and let dk decide if it was an appropriate joke or not. now this thread has become a hot-button political issue.
Club Tiger is an open forum so I can post and answer any reply. If, you cannot take the heat as President Truman indicated stay out of the kitchen.
Furthermore, you should know by now that Masters Time in early April brings out political thoughts, opinions here at Club Tiger. LOL
i can take it very well, thank you.
it is you that can't take a joke.
Thank you for your support. :)
Unlike some visitors to Club Tiger, I am not overly impressed with the Augusta National Golf Club. I do not feel that it is untouchable because it's "a private club".
If, the Augusta National Golf Club wants to hide behind being a private club just don't hold such a public spectacle every April. Because with the public spectacle comes an examination of its moral character. :)