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.
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.
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.
- 2012 Masters Week blog. Gary Player at 76; plant-eating Masters Champion
- My 2002 article. A solution to the “men only” rule at Augusta National
- 8th grader makes cut. Tianlang Guan, 14, makes cut at Masters
- Washington Post article. 2013 Masters: Augusta National welcomes Condoleezza Rice, Darla Moore
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—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation