November 19, 2002
GOLF BEAT: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17
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).
- 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.
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