December 03, 2002


The world of golf remains fixated on the Augusta National men-only story. The New York Times has yet another story in today’s paper about the controversy. Today’s news has to do with the first resignation of an Augusta member in protest of the club’s policy. But some are questioning the Times' almost bizarre fixation on this story. Indeed, a recent Newsweek article says that the paper’s Augusta coverage is causing significant internal turmoil: "The Masters coverage is so overheated, one staffer says, that executive editor Howell Raines is ‘in danger of losing the building.’"

On the lighter side of the Augusta controversy, SI’s Rick Reilly takes a look into the future, and reports on the aftermath of next year’s Masters: "Now that the fire is out, the riot has been quelled, the paramedics are gone, the jails are locked down and the National Guard is in control, I have to say that the 2003 Masters was an absolute Hootie. Wouldn't you?"

Other stories making golf news:

posted by jmpeterson to golf at 01:20 PM - 3 comments

Come on, nobody wants to talk golf? Even though the New York Times angle on this thing just keeps getting better and better?

posted by jmpeterson at 01:20 PM on December 06, 2002

I would, jm, but I don't much keep up with golf. I'll give you kudos on the nice post though. And I will say I'm glad that O'Meara won the skins. He needs to show those little punks what's up.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:13 PM on December 06, 2002

Ah, you're missing out, Ufez. But thanks for the props.

posted by jmpeterson at 12:00 PM on December 09, 2002

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