April 9, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Women Allowed to Compete at Augusta

There was no pomp and circumstance. There were no official ceremonies. Nevertheless, Augusta's long-standing rule prohibiting women from becoming members has been eroded, possibly beyond repair.

In today's Par Three Competition, televised for the world to see on ESPN, Caleigh Lynn Furyk became the first known female to compete at Augusta. Furyk, the daughter of tour pro Jim Furyk, attempted a putt on behalf of her father this afternoon.

bblah Furyk, highlighted here, joins the likes of Jackie Robinson and Manon Rheaume

We could not reach Hootie Johnson for comment. Nor could we reach Martha Burk. One can only assume that both are huddling with their public relations teams to determine how best to handle this shocking news. Hootie must recognize that allowing a kindergarten age child to compete at Augusta opens the floodgates to women with ability, perhaps even women who can tie their own shoes. Burk must be buoyed by the news, but she must calculate her next move lest she overplay the hand she has been dealt.

Be assured ECB will stay with this breaking story and provide any updates as they occur.

2 Responses:

"ben" said...

Furthermore, J-Red and Jeremy, what's the difference if one can make the trip routinely on a weeknight?

People in Traverse City are Tiger fans. They're not sitting around saying, "Gee, I wish the Tampa Rays would move here so I can have a baseball team of my own."

"ben" said...

J-Red, how often do you make weeknight trips to see the Caps at the Verizon Center?