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Date: 02 May 2007 02:25:12
From: Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS
Subject: Players complaining about the special treatment given to Tiger and
Golfers chagrined at perceived double standard
Officials loosen rules for Tiger, Lefty because of star power, others allege

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It looked as though Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson got
off easy.

Both cases cried out for punishment. Both players were covered by the
rules, although one was subject to interpretation. And in both
instances, even though the circumstances were entirely different, there
was outrage from their peers.

No wonder there’s a perception of a double standard on the PGA Tour.

Woods hit a 9-iron on the ninth hole at Firestone last year that bounced
onto and over the clubhouse roof, landing in the service entry where a
kid delivering crunchy cream pies scooped up the ball and drove away.

Woods got a free drop, because the clubhouse was not marked out-of-bounds.

Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia watched this development unfold and were
disgusted that Woods could get such a break. He escaped with bogey and
went on to win the tournament two days later.

Last Wednesday, Mickelson missed his pro-am at the Byron Nelson
Championship. Mickelson had been in Little Rock, Ark., for a charity
event, and severe thunderstorms grounded his private plane Tuesday night.

Under PGA Tour policy adopted three years ago, anyone who doesn’t take
part in the pro-am doesn’t get to play in the tournament. But the policy
was tweaked last year to allow for “serious personal emergencies,” and
tour officials deemed that an act of God — the weather in this case —
kept the world’s No. 3 player from getting to the course.

He was allowed to play and tied for third, his best finish in two months.

(snip)




 
Date: 02 May 2007 12:03:44
From: Howard Brazee
Subject: Re: Players complaining about the special treatment given to Tiger and Mickey
On Wed, 02 May 2007 02:25:12 GMT, Speeders & Drunk Drivers are
MURDERERS <xeton2001@yahoo.com > wrote:

>Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia watched this development unfold and were
>disgusted that Woods could get such a break. He escaped with bogey and
>went on to win the tournament two days later.

Ernie Els was disgusted? Did he say so? Because I remember him
getting a similar type break at Augusta ahead of Mickelson.

Or is this statement some reporter's guess?


  
Date: 02 May 2007 08:45:40
From: sfb
Subject: Re: Players complaining about the special treatment given to Tiger and Mickey
Apples and oranges. Augusta is NOT a PGA Tour event.

"Howard Brazee" <howard@brazee.net > wrote in message
news:hivg33hc4f6sj1vmho5490h9fgbddpf6f0@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 02 May 2007 02:25:12 GMT, Speeders & Drunk Drivers are
> MURDERERS <xeton2001@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia watched this development unfold and were
>>disgusted that Woods could get such a break. He escaped with bogey and
>>went on to win the tournament two days later.
>
> Ernie Els was disgusted? Did he say so? Because I remember him
> getting a similar type break at Augusta ahead of Mickelson.
>
> Or is this statement some reporter's guess?




 
Date: 02 May 2007 02:26:34
From: Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS
Subject: Re: Players complaining about the special treatment given to Tiger
Forgot the link.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18424807/