chris wrote:i had a friend who was travelling on business. big golf fan. he drove 3 and 1/2 hours to augusta just to take a picture of the sign in front of the golf course. when they spotted him, with camera, they rushed security out to escort him away from the very private club. may not be the nicest fellows in the land, but the course sure did look good on tv, didn't it?
mr h atom wrote:one must remember, that it was just a few years ago, the..uh... estimed environs at august national were...trepidatious about tiger woods as they still did not allow blacks to attend their course in a manner other than, shall we say, with a more workman-like service atitude...
as a one-time citizen of the great state of georgia, i can attest to the extreme dicotomy of it's one foot being fully in this century, and another very firmly planted, with undue amount of pride, in it's very racist past.
the 'security' was probably an overreaction because agusta national brings out all sort of people with all sorts of agendas
as a more than relatively unprejudiced old white guy: there's nothing so head spinning as sitting in a restaurant and watching some white person/couple talk nicely with a person/couple of a different race, and see what they really think/say the moment that same person leaves
most of us that either never lived that sort of hatred, or who've overcome that backwards thinking, just don't have any idea what is really going on throughout the world : this is NOT just a problem in america
as for the round: i only watched the last day: bit of a nail biter: could tiger and/or phil rally ...would the leaders lose their cool under pressure of the moment: and all that DID play out on that one afternoon !
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