Tiger chasing 5th green jacket; 14-year-old makes the cut


It’s Masters Week in Augusta

One of my favorite things to watch on television is the annual Masters Tournament in early April. Since having the opportunity to “work” at two Masters in the mid-nineties—representing Polo Ralph Lauren, I now relish watching this tournament more than ever.

The big three, with Gary looking a full generation younger than Arnie and Jack this week.

The big three, with Gary looking a full generation younger than Arnie and Jack this week.

I particularly like watching Gary Player at 77 looking a full generation younger than both Arnie and Jack. A vegan for most of his career, he literally has the body of a twenty-year old. See my previous blog below about Mr. Player and the 2012 tournament.

Speaking of twenty-year-olds at the Masters, the big story this week is a 14-year-old competitor from China. He is in the 8th grade, has made the 36-hole cut and looks like he might even beat the defending champion, Bubba Watson. This, despite a rare one-stroke penalty that they levied on him Friday for slow play.

4-time champion Tiger Woods gives some pointers to the youngster, Tianlang Guan.

4-time champion Tiger Woods gives some pointers to the youngster, Tianlang Guan. I wonder if Tianlang is a vegan.

On another note, the legendary club has finally ended the controversy about not allowing women members—with the induction of Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore since last year’s tournament. Relative to that controversy, I wrote a piece in 2002 (eleven years ago) that I sent to then president Hootie Johnson, with a copy to the great Atlanta sportswriter, Furman Bisher. See that piece in the link below.

Gary Player rips a beautiful drive down the first fairway as the "big three" all serve as honorary starters of The Masters

Gary Player rips a beautiful drive down the first fairway as the “big three” all serve as honorary starters of The Masters

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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