November 19, 2002


Main Story: The big story in golf continues to be the Augusta National vs. Martha Burke debacle. It seems every week something new comes out that brings the issue back to the forefront, and this week was no exception, as no less than the New York Times weighed in with an op-ed piece telling Tiger Woods (the defending champion) that he should skip next yearís Masters unless ANGC admits a woman member. But so far, Tigerís sticking with his position that he doesnít agree with the policy, but doesnít think itís right to force his opinion on others (unlike, say, the New York Times).

Other Stories:

  • Golf announcer and Golf Magazine columnist David Feherty Ė arguably the funniest man in the golf business (which may not be saying much) Ė answers letters from readers, including this gem: "Q: Booze and golf. Why is this such a great combo? A: If you have to ask why booze and golf make such a great combo, you need to drink more the next time you play. You're welcome, that's what I'm here for."
  • Smith & Wesson to make golf clubs. Gives new meaning to the phrase, "Golf shot!"
  • This week: The tours have all completed their 2002 seasons, so itís time for golfís annual "silly season" of unofficial events. Up this week: Greg Normanís Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout, an team event with each team consisting of two PGA Tour players. The tournament will be shown on CBS this weekend.

posted by jmpeterson to golf at 01:22 PM - 3 comments

Nice job, jmpeterson (and all the beat posters so far). The Feherty link is pretty good and it reminds me of a story he retold shortly after Rich Beem won the PGA. If you are interested, most of Feherty's columns are pretty good, imho.

posted by pfuller at 01:47 PM on November 19, 2002

Good wrapup. I like this beat posting :) I am gonna have to go with Tiger on this one. Dumb policy, but dumber people for demanding that he drop out of a tournament to protest it.

posted by Bernreuther at 06:12 PM on November 19, 2002

Nice job with the beat stuff jmp. I'm not much of a golf nut, but I enjoyed the links and agree with Pfuller that that Feherty link is a good read. And I will repeat my stance on Martha Burk v Augusta. Make her a member. See how she likes that stinking club then.

posted by 86 at 10:33 AM on November 20, 2002

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