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  • Masters Live Thread (Day 3)

    04/10/2004 7:19:57 AM PDT · by Archie Bunker on steroids · 69 replies · 347+ views
    1 Justin Rose -6 2 Jose Maria Olazabal-4 2 Alex Cejka -4 4 K.J. Choi -3 4 Phil Mickelson -3 6 Charles Howell III -2 6 Ernie Els -2 6 Davis Love III -2 6 Chris DiMarco -2 6 Fred Couples -2 14 Tiger Woods E
  • Masters of Victimhood The irrelevance of today’s feminism.

    04/08/2004 12:10:56 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 10 replies · 250+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 8, 2004 | Carrie Lukas
    A year ago, the focus of attention at the Masters was Martha Burk's crusade against the Augusta National golf club's men-only policy. This year, America's attention will be back where it belongs, with all eyes focused on the leader board. Controversy is more likely to swirl around an ill-chosen club on the holes known as "Amen Corner" than on any policy issue. It's tempting to forget the fight and return to appreciating the quiet dignity of the game. But Burk's crusade deserves closer scrutiny. She is reportedly now focusing her energies on a book about how Augusta National's "discrimination" exemplifies...
  • Caption: Tiger Hits a Hole in One in Front of Arnie Palmer (His 50th and last Masters)

    04/07/2004 1:43:11 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 81 replies · 603+ views
  • Martha Burk Defeated! Will not return to Augusta in 2004

    02/29/2004 5:35:35 AM PST · by Viet Vet in Augusta GA · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 29, 2004 | Doug Ferguson, AP Sportswriter
    CARLSBAD, Calif. - Martha Burk regrets that she did not allow herself to get arrested by picketing outside the gates of Augusta National last year, but said Saturday there is no point returning to protest the club's all-male membership in April. "Our plans are basically pretty set - we're not going to do it," said Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organziations. "There's no point repeating last year if we're going to be stuck in a hole." Burk had threatened a demonstration on Saturday of the 2003 Masters, but a local ordinance denied her access to the intersection...
  • Martha Burk says she won't protest at Augusta National this year

    02/28/2004 9:26:10 AM PST · by GeneD · 27 replies · 195+ views
    AP via ^ | 02/28/2004
    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Martha Burk regrets that she did not allow herself to get arrested by picketing outside the gates of Augusta National last year, but said Saturday there is no point returning to protest the club's all-male membership in April. "Our plans are basically pretty set - we're not going to do it," said Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organziations. "There's no point repeating last year if we're going to be stuck in a hole." Burk had threatened a demonstration on Saturday of the 2003 Masters, but a local ordinance denied her access to the...
  • Martha Burk Challenges Masters Protest Permit Law (Oh No, Not this Stuff Again!)

    11/09/2003 5:13:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 127+ views Golf Friday, November 7, 2003 Burk: Law violates free speech rights Associated Press ATLANTA -- Martha Burk's lawyer told a panel of federal judges Friday that an Augusta law used to govern protests at The Masters violates free speech rights. The city ordinance allows authorities to randomly decide which public speech they will permit, lawyer Sarah Shalf told three members of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, was in court and said a favorable ruling could make it "somewhat more likely" her group would protest at next year's tournament. Burk's group...
  • Masters to go commercial-free again in 2004

    06/04/2003 1:27:15 PM PDT · by D. Brian Carter · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2003 | by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press
    Masters to go commercial-free again in 2004 by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson thought the commercial-free broadcast of the Masters in the United States turned out so well he plans to do it again. Johnson, who dropped his television sponsors last year to keep them out of the controversy over the club's all-male membership, said Tuesday the 2004 Masters again would have no sponsors or commercial interruptions. ``There were many aspects of last year's broadcast that were favorable,'' Johnson said in a statement. ``The response from our TV viewers about the ability...
  • A Pro, a Par Three and Me

    05/02/2003 6:39:35 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 19 replies · 245+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, May 2, 2003 | RICHARD TURNER
    <p>Jeff Sluman tees it up low, muttering that he's not really warmed up, then uncorks a soaring arc that seems to accelerate into overdrive, then drops gently onto the green up ahead.</p> <p>And why wouldn't he? He was 15th on the PGA Tour's money list in 2002, thanks in large part to the fact that he's deadly with short irons: He led the Tour in Par-Three Performance (with an average score of 2.94 per hole). Ranked No. 42 on the money list so far this year, he's one of the elite pros whom millions of lesser golfers regard with wonderment and awe.</p>
  • Burk readies for next phase of Augusta campaign

    04/14/2003 3:26:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 191+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 4-13-03 | ANDREA SZULSZTEYN, AP Sports Writer
    <p>Burk hopes to resume her campaign within two weeks, targeting corporate leaders who are members of the all-male golf club that hosts the Masters, she said Sunday from Atlanta.</p> <p>Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organizations, hopes to set up individual meetings to urge them to take a stand against what she considers sex discrimination at Augusta National.</p>
  • Protests? Absurdity par for course

    04/13/2003 8:52:59 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 5 replies · 213+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/13/2003 | Tommy Tomlinson
    Posted on Sun, Apr. 13, 2003 AT THE MASTERS Protests? Absurdity par for course Activist Martha Burk sinks credibility of cause with KKK likeness, inflatable pig TOMMY TOMLINSON AUGUSTA, Ga. - Here's how bad it was at the Masters protests Saturday: The Elvis impersonator was the sanest guy on the grounds. Be proud, home folks -- he's a Charlotte boy. His name is Mack Gaddy, and he wore shades, a jet-black wig and a white jumpsuit with a sequined eagle on back. He dressed up hoping somebody would give him a badge to get on the course. But after a...
  • Sunday Advisory: Woods Chases History

    04/13/2003 4:09:26 AM PDT · by William McKinley · 230 replies · 233+ views
    Golf Press Association via Yahoo ^ | 4/12/03 | Jim Wilson
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta National has been lashed by storms much of the week, but nothing matched the thunder of Tiger Woods cracking the top five at the Masters on Saturday. After just managing to make the cut with a scrambling par on the final hole of the second round, Woods recorded a 6-under-par 66 that leaves him tied for fifth, four shots behind leader Jeff Maggert. That means there are only four players -- Vijay Singh, David Toms, second-round leader Mike Weir and Maggert -- between Woods and an unprecedented third straight green jacket. There are, however, two pretty...
  • Masters Telecast Shuns Talk of Protest ("Objective" AP in Full-Whine Alert)

    04/12/2003 9:16:42 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 8 replies · 240+ views
    Associated Press in NY Times (link requires Registration) ^ | April 12, 2003 7PM | Associated Press
    April 12, 2003 Masters Telecast Shuns Talk of Protest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 7:23 p.m. ET AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- They talked birdies and bogeys, Tiger and Phil, dogwoods and azaleas. They ran long, sappy montages about caddies and past champions, the whispering Georgia pines and the mystery of the Masters. What CBS announcers didn't do Saturday was talk about the protests taking place down the street from Augusta National, a front-burner topic here for much of the last nine months. ``The focus of CBS Sports is on golf,'' network spokeswoman Leslie Anne Wade explained. Goodness knows, the...
  • 'Snooty Hootie' hasn't mastered changing times (Cynthia Tucker Alert)

    04/12/2003 2:12:02 AM PDT · by kcordell · 36 replies · 292+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 04/12/03 | Cynthia Tucker
    America's newest hero is the petite Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued from behind enemy lines on April 2. Lynch, who may have engaged Iraqi troops in a deadly firefight before being captured, is one of the valiant women warriors helping to erode the strictures against allowing women in combat. But Lynch's heroics mean nothing to the imperious William "Hootie" Johnson, who runs his own little tyranny in the conservative east Georgia city of Augusta. His exclusive golf club, Augusta National, will not abide incursions by women members -- no matter their courage, honor, stature or wealth. While the Army,...
  • Minority support Augusta policy; most believe club will admit women someday

    04/11/2003 6:18:33 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 16 replies · 249+ views ^ | April 11, 2003 | SportsNation
    About half of Americans oppose the Augusta National Golf Club's policy excluding women from membership, while one-fifth support the policy, according to a new SportsNation poll. In a scientific poll of 715 American adults commissioned by's SportsNation and conducted by Markitecture of Norwalk, Conn., 48 percent said they oppose the policy and 21 percent said they favor the policy. Another 31 percent indicated neither support for nor opposition to the policy. Almost three in five Americans said they were aware of the policy. Support for Augusta National's policy is stronger among men: only 34 percent of men oppose...
  • PROTEST GROUPS BATTLE OVER WOMEN AT AUGUSTA (Jesse Lee Peterson takes on Martha and Jesse Jackson!)

    04/11/2003 6:08:43 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 31 replies · 318+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-11-03 | Diana Lynne
    While Tiger Woods takes a swing at earning another green jacket at the Masters this weekend, hundreds of protesters have converged on the premier golf event at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., to take a swipe at the club's unwritten policy excluding women – and still other demonstrators plan to protest the protesters. Eclipsing a 10-month battle to pressure the private club to invite women to join, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, or NCWO, will be staging a demonstration down the street from the front gates of the prestigious club at 10 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow. The 160-member coalition,...
  • Georgia golf club members challenged to resign if they disagree with no-women policy

    04/11/2003 6:14:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies · 265+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-11-03 | SAMIRA JAFARI
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) --  The head of the National Council of Women's Organizations and the Rev. Jesse Jackson called on any Augusta National Golf Club members who oppose the club's all-male policy to resign.</p> <p>"If they do not agree with this policy, they must resign their memberships," said Martha Burk, the head of the council who plans to protest Friday outside the club's front gate as the Masters tournament begins.</p>
  • Burk's Folly

    04/10/2003 10:14:12 AM PDT · by A2J · 9 replies · 209+ views ^ | 4/10/03 | Brad Edmonds
    Maintaining his stance on behalf of Augusta National that the club will invite a female member at a time of the club's own choosing, Hootie Johnson today underscored that the club's position is the club's, and not just Hootie's: "If I drop dead this second, our position will not change." Good for Hootie! The mindless egalitarian leftists on Martha Burk's side present Augusta's all-male membership as discrimination – as though there is any such thing as a "right" to partake of private property that is not yours, on which you could associate with people who don't want you there –...
  • Woods poised for third consecutive title run - The Masters

    04/09/2003 5:36:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 234+ views ^ | 4/9/03 | Helen Ross -
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Ernie Els is recovered, Davis Love III is revitalized and Phil Mickelson is rejuvenated after the birth of his third child. Tiger Woods, though, simply wants to pick up where he left off last year -- by repeating as champion in his third consecutive Masters . Woods will begin his quest for the unprecedented three-peat on Thursday when he tees off at 10:44 a.m. ET with reigning U.S. Amateur champion Ricky Barnes and Angel Cabrera of Argentina. The game's No. 1 player has won three of the first five PGA TOUR events he's entered this year. Woods...
  • **AUGUSTA SPECULATION SUPREME** [Justice Sandra Day O' Connor Awarded Masters Memebership Tommorrow]

    04/08/2003 9:35:16 AM PDT · by ewing · 71 replies · 407+ views
    Golf Week Magazine ^ | April 2003 Issue | The Forecaddy -'Revelations and Speculations from the man out front'
    The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is getting so close that the Forecaddie can pratcially smell the azaleas, but there may be more in the air than that.Something big, big, big.Here goes, the Forecaddy hears, from more than one source, that the Augusta National Golf Club will announce it's first female member April 9, the day before the start of this year's Masters 'tooniment.'The Chosen One? Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.The Man Out Front has been scratching his head trying to do the math on this one. Why would Augusta National turn it's prized...
  • Judge Upholds Protest Limits at The Masters

    04/08/2003 7:14:59 AM PDT · by Kryptonite · 19 replies · 247+ views
    Golfweb ^ | April 7, 2003 | Golfweb Wires Services/AP
    Judge upholds protest limits at The Masters April 7, 2003 GolfWeb Wire Services AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A federal judge has upheld the law that allows Augusta's sheriff to regulate protests outside this week's Masters. Monday's ruling was only a partial victory for city officials, however. U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. hasn't decided if Sheriff Ronald Strength violated his discretion by denying Martha Burk's group the right to protest at the front gates of Augusta National. Burk is planning to protest Augusta National's all-male membership on Saturday. Aware of the time constraints of the case, Bowen said he would...

    04/06/2003 6:15:43 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 228+ views
    BangorDailyNews ^ | Saturday, April 6, 2003 | By Kent Ward
    Sunday's changing of the clocks triggers an old awareness that people who mistakenly refer to daylight-saving time as daylight-savings time, as though it were something you could deposit in the bank or your 401(k) account, are inevitably the same people who see gasoline advertised at $1.65.9 per gallon at the pump and believe they are paying $1.65 per gallon, rather than $1.66. I haven't a clue why there should be a connection. I suggest only that there seems to be one which applies across the social strata, and those who would reform the uninformed in either case are well advised...
  • Wearing o' the Green

    04/04/2003 9:07:14 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 5 replies · 315+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003
    <p>When the leader of an American institution looks out his window and sees Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations, the New York Times and the Rev. Jesse Jackson all blowing their horns, like Jericho the walls soon come tumbling down. At least in most cases.</p>
  • Burk: CBS Insults Women in Armed Forces

    03/25/2003 11:07:07 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 6 replies · 254+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Martha Burk plans to expand her campaign against Augusta National and CBS by contending that televising the event from an all-male golf club ``is an insult to the nearly quarter million women in the U.S. armed forces.'' Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, plans to protest the club's membership policy during the third round of the Masters on April 12 at Augusta, Ga.Along with New York City council member Gale A. Brewer, Burk scheduled a news conference Wednesday to ask CBS to cancel its Masters coverage.Burk's remarks Tuesday came as United States troops...
  • Burk: War would change scope of Masters protest

    03/19/2003 3:05:29 PM PST · by veronica · 10 replies · 204+ views
    AP/ ^ | 3/19/2003
    <p>Martha Burk thinks war with Iraq would ''alter the tone and possibly the size'' of her planned protest during the Masters.</p> <p>But Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said Wednesday she still intends to protest April 12 at Augusta National unless the all-male club allows female members or postpones the tournament.</p>
  • Rainbow/PUSH May Scale Back Golf Protest

    03/19/2003 7:01:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 239+ views
    The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition plans to reduce its numbers and demands during next month's Masters because of the imminent possibility of war with Iraq. The coalition probably will avoid acts of civil disobedience and accept the two protest locations approved by local officials, Janice Mathis, the group's vice president, said Tuesday. Rainbow/PUSH, led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and the National Council of Women's Organization have spearheaded protests against Augusta National Golf Club and its all-male membership."We have had a change of mind-set," Mathis said. "There is some feeling that we would have a more muted position if the country is...
  • Martha Burke Gives Women a Bad Name

    03/17/2003 5:18:32 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 9 replies · 520+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | March 1, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    (OMED: Certain references to national socialism in the text below were taken directly from signs carried by pseudo-feminists in public demonstrations between 1960 and 2003.) Femi-Nazi Martha Burke, National Charwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations said during a mid-February PBS Lehrer News Hour interview, “Television is still a media run by men.” The interview itself was about the idiotic attack on the men’s golf club that hosts the Masters tournament (April 7-13), one of the most important competitions in the sport. The female fascists of the extreme left have already frightened half of America’s males into giving up...
  • Jesse Jackson--This week's sign of the Apocalypse

    03/13/2003 1:14:42 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 13 replies · 212+ views
    Sports Illustrated | 3-17-2003 | Unknown
    This week's sign of the Apocalypse The Reverand Jesse Jackson said he has evidence the Masters is named for the "white male slave masters" who used the Augusta course.
  • Report: Justice Sandra Day 'O Connor Could be Announced As Augusta's First Female Member April 9

    03/09/2003 1:43:44 PM PST · by ewing · 26 replies · 433+ views
    Atlanta Journal Consitution ^ | March 9, 2003 SGT | Staff Report
    Is there anything connected with the Augusta National all male membership issue that could surprise us a week after the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan decided to enter the fray?How about this? Golfweek Magazine speculates this week that according to its sources, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O' Connor will be announced April 9th as Augusta National Golf Club's first female member.The item appears in 'Fore-Caddy' billed as Revelations and Speculations from the Man Out Front--a kind of golf rumour mill--and even has a green jacket superimposed on O'Connor.
  • Feminism's Little Problem

    03/09/2003 1:14:55 PM PST · by az4vlad · 26 replies · 387+ views ^ | March 7, 2003 | Brian S. Wise
    Feminism's next major crusade is sitting at its feet, ignored.Sadly, my great dissertation on modern feminism, “You’re Adorable When You’re Angry,” went unfinished despite the Great Book Writing Fit of the mid-1990s. The title summed up the conclusion; with feminism’s important battles long since fought and won, the movement has collapsed onto itself, becoming in the process an odd parody of something that once mattered. Conservatives are often asked what they have against feminism – the correct answer is, conservatives don’t hate feminism, but they are annoyed by its modern leanings. Whatever its intentions, all it succeeds in doing these...
  • Hootie & The Cave(in)Men?

    03/09/2003 2:55:43 AM PST · by Buckwheats · 13 replies · 213+ views
    The Tennessean | 3/9/00 | Joe Biddle
    Golfweek is citing sources saying that Augusta National plans to announce Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as its first female member April 9.
  • CNN Crossfire Transcript - Jesse Jackson rants about KKK behind Masters Golf Tournament

    03/01/2003 6:29:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 1,095+ views
    <p>CARLSON: Mr. Jackson, thanks for joining us. I want to read you a quote of yours. This is something you said yesterday on an Atlanta radio station AM 680 about the Masters Tournament. "The name does not really come from being the master of golf," you said. "You know it really comes from slave masters."</p>
  • Augusta National Gets Klan's Support [additional info not given in Reuters story]

    02/28/2003 7:36:29 PM PST · by willieroe · 5 replies · 274+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2003 | AP
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) The leader of a Ku Klux Klan splinter group said Friday he will demonstrate in support of Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership during the Masters, whether the club likes it or not. "This equal rights stuff has gotten out of hand," said Joseph J. Harper of Cordele, imperial wizard of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. "We're not concerned with whether they want us there or not. We're concerned with their right to choose who they want to choose" as members. Harper wrote the Richmond County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, requesting a permit to...
  • Augusta Golf Fight Moves Into Cyberspace

    12/18/2002 8:00:19 AM PST · by GeneD · 24 replies · 198+ views
    Filed at 10:35 a.m. ET Nearly 30 companies whose chief executives are members at all-male Augusta National now belong to another exclusive club. They are listed in the ``Hall of Hypocrisy,'' the slogan on a Web site launched Tuesday night by Martha Burk and the National Council of Women's Organization in the latest attempt to pressure the golf club into inviting women to join. The site -- -- made its debut about the time Burk appeared on HBO's ``Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.'' ``We think it is important for women to know that some of America's largest corporations maintain...
  • Augusta Membership Battle Heads to Cyberspace (Ms. Burk, No One Cares!)

    12/17/2002 4:57:54 PM PST · by RabidBartender · 12 replies · 220+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12-17-02 | DOUG FERGUSON
    The group pushing for female members at Augusta National took its battle into cyberspace Tuesday with a Web site that vilifies corporations whose chief executives belong to the golf club. ``We think it is important for women to know that some of America's largest corporations maintain a double standard when it comes to sex discrimination,'' said Martha Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organizations. The site -- -- officially was to go online Tuesday night to coincide with Burk's appearance on HBO's ``Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.'' The main page, headlined ``Hall of Hypocrisy,'' will display logos...
  • Let's all draw inspiration from Hootie Johnson's defense of common-sense values!

    12/08/2002 12:01:30 PM PST · by CdNR · 7 replies · 348+ views
    The Charles de Nunzio Review ^ | 8th December 2002 | Charles M. de Nunzio
    If I may be so bold as to promote one of my own pieces here, go to my "Open Letter to William 'Hootie' Johnson" and see why I am convinced this issue has become such a big deal. More importantly, I urge those in agreement with what I've written to find ways, both on our own, and together, to take Hootie Johnson's example and DUPLICATE it in our own lives. The enemy realizes that this is a potential momentum-stopper for them and momentum-builder for us, so let us not blow this opportunity! Let's not just sit around rooting for Hootie,...
  • Woods Is Not Obliged to Boycott (article originally withheld by the New York Times)

    12/07/2002 10:02:11 PM PST · by pseudogratix · 16 replies · 225+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 8, 2002 | DAVE ANDERSON
    December 8, 2002 Woods Is Not Obliged to BoycottBy DAVE ANDERSON LEASE, let Tiger Woods just play golf. That's what he does, and does better than anybody else. He's not a social activist. He never has been. And it's unlikely he ever will be. It's not his style. All he wants to do is win golf tournaments, especially the Masters and the other three major tournaments. All the continuing commotion about the Augusta National Golf Club, the site of the Masters, and its all-male membership isn't Woods's fight any more than it's any other golfer's fight. Or the PGA...
  • The Times Backs Down - Anderson and Araton pieces on Augusta will be published this weekend

    12/07/2002 12:35:51 AM PST · by pseudogratix · 4 replies · 285+ views
    NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE via MSNBC NEWS ^ | December 6, 2002 | Seth Mnookin
    The Times Backs Down Anderson and Araton pieces on Augusta will be published this weekend By Seth Mnookin NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE Dec. 6 — The New York Times plans to run this weekend the two previously spiked sports columns that contradicted the paper’s editorial position on Augusta National, the all-male country club that hosts the Masters Tournament, according to one of the columnists.
  • Burk says Tour is being 'hypocritical'

    12/06/2002 4:44:01 PM PST · by pseudogratix · 16 replies · 345+ views ^ | Updated: December 6, 10:43 AM ET | news services
    Wednesday, December 4, 2002 Updated: December 6, 10:43 AM ET Burk says Tour is being 'hypocritical' news services Martha Burk said Wednesday that while she does not advocate pressuring an individual player to boycott the Masters on his own, a larger boycott is needed if Augusta National does not change its policy toward women. "I'll tell you who should boycott the tournament," Burk, president of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said in an interview with ESPNEWS, "And that is the PGA Tour. "The PGA Tour recognizes the winnings, they grant the exemptions, they recognize the victory in the...
  • End the editorials (ESPN takes on New York Times regarding Augusta National)

    12/06/2002 10:44:57 AM PST · by pseudogratix · 13 replies · 289+ views ^ | December 6, 2002 | Tim Keown
    December 6, 2002 End the editorials By Tim Keown ESPN The Magazine They're meeting in a corner office right now, trying to decide whether to walk around with sandwich boards in Times Square or pass out leaflets at the airport. The next step is important, because the New York Times must decide the best way to proceed in its hyperactive campaign to convince Augusta National to admit women. Tiger Woods status doesn't mean he should lead a crusade. This is one of the more vexing questions of our time: Why in the world is the New York Times so...
  • Woods sounds off on the majors, Augusta flap

    12/06/2002 3:54:30 AM PST · by pseudogratix · 3 replies · 281+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | Thursday, December 5, 2002 | Stuart Scott
    Thursday, December 5, 2002 Woods sounds off on the majors, Augusta flap THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Stuart Scott at his Target World Challenge, Tiger Woods talks about his nerves, the majors, the Augusta controversy and his greatest shot. The full transcript of the interview is below.: Stuart Scott: I was at one of your golf clinics recently and you were talking about your pre-round routine, when you're on the practice range, before the round, you try to work up the nervousness that you feel on the first tee. I bet people would...
  • New York Times Source Slams Paper on Augusta Coverage

    12/05/2002 11:26:30 PM PST · by gubamyster · 13 replies · 347+ views ^ | 12/05/02
    ( - Dusty Avery is not happy with the New York Times. Avery is a homemaker from Augusta, Ga., whose photograph graced a Nov. 17 New York Times article about the potential economic hardship for the community as a result of the Augusta National Golf Club's policy of allowing only male members, the recent protests it's attracted, and the possibility of more protests during the Masters Golf Tournament next spring. But Avery said the Times misquoted her, distorted her remarks about the impact of feminist protests against the golf club's policy and isn't doing anything to correct the record. "They...
  • NY Times cites "editorial standards" in refusal to run two sports columns

    12/04/2002 4:10:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies · 303+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-4-02 | LISA SINGHANIA, AP Business Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times said Wednesday two sports columns about Augusta National Golf Club's men-only membership policy were killed because they failed to meet newsroom standards, not because they disagreed with the stance taken by the newspaper's editorial page.</p>
  • S.F. columnist: Tiger Woods should play in the Masters -- while wearing a dress

    11/21/2002 4:22:48 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 20 replies · 372+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 21, 2002 | Scott Ostler
    <p>CLOTHES MAKE the man, and so it is that Tiger Woods can become the manliest man in America.</p> <p>How? By wearing a dress while playing in this year's Masters.</p> <p>The New York Times wants Tiger to boycott the Masters to protest the host club's no-women membership policy. Not gonna happen. Golfers don't boycott for reasons of social conscience. It's not in their genes or their endorsement contracts.</p>
  • What is Wrong Here (A indepensent/thinking woman's view of the Augusta flap)

    11/21/2002 8:02:07 AM PST · by x1stcav · 10 replies · 312+ views
    Atlanta Journal Consitution ^ | 11/21/2002 | Regina Gulick
    Should women pursue the Masters?: No, it's retro feminism Regina Gulick - For the Journal-Constitution Thursday, November 21, 2002 A Gen-X mother of two small sons, I find myself cheering for Hootie Johnson. The fight over women at Augusta National is not about access or women's rights. It's about outdated ideals in the minds of old-fashioned, liberal women. This is a war women have already won, but a victory that last century's feminist leaders refuse to accept. I can't help but wonder whether they enjoy the fight with men so much that they make up these "battles" for the fun...
  • Howell Raines, New York Times Turn the Masters Into a Civil-Rights Crusade (My Title)

    11/20/2002 12:02:42 PM PST · by GeneD · 8 replies · 326+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 11/20/2002 (for issue of 11/25/2002) | Sridhar Pappu
    For the past few months, while the top corners of The New York Times’ front page have been preoccupied with Iraqi invasion plans and Al Qaeda sleeper cells, below the paper’s fold—and in other prominent spots inside—The Times has launched its own tactical assault against the Augusta National Golf Club, host to the Masters Tournament. Usually forgotten for 51 weeks out of the year, the Georgia club’s refusal to admit women as members has made it a bull’s-eye for equal-opportunity proponents and a symbol of the kind of mint-julep, stick-in-the mud thinking that critics say belongs in Binx Bolling’s South,...
  • NY Times to Tiger Woods: Don't Play in The Masters

    11/18/2002 1:14:04 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 91 replies · 346+ views
    If the club that runs the Masters can brazenly discriminate against women, that means others can choose not to support Mr. Johnson's golfing fraternity. That includes more enlightened members of the club, CBS Sports, which televises the Masters, and the players, especially Tiger Woods... [snip] Tiger Woods, who has won the Masters three times, could simply choose to stay home in April...if Mr. Woods took that view, the club might suddenly find room for a few female members. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, for example, is said to be a very good golfer.
  • America's All-Male Golfing Society [New York Times Editorial Alert]

    11/18/2002 11:41:11 AM PST · by GeneD · 97 replies · 502+ views
    William (Hootie) Johnson, the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, has become the poster boy for a particularly regressive branch of the golfing set. As he announced somewhat testily last week, his famous all-male country club has no plans to add women members — not anytime soon and certainly not in time for the Masters tournament in April. Augusta National is a private club, Mr. Johnson explained, and thus his members have a "constitutional right to choose" who can be excluded from its expensive inner sanctum. The constitutional right to choose is real, but it is not limited to...
  • Hootie: No woman member by Masters

    11/11/2002 3:39:20 PM PST · by jern · 61 replies · 552+ views
    ESPN/AP ^ | Nov. 11, 2002 | AP
    Monday, November 11, 2002 Defiant Johnson says Masters will go on no matter what Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Defiant as ever, Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson declared that The Masters will be played next year, no matter what, and there is no chance a woman will be a member of the golf club by then. Should Augusta National have to admit a female member? Yes No ''We will prevail because we're right,'' the 71-year-old Johnson said. His comments were the first on the subject since he fueled the debate over the all-male membership at Augusta National by criticizing...

    10/15/2002 12:52:27 PM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 19 replies · 333+ views
    EtherZone ^ | 10/15/02 | Daniel Sargis
    AUGUSTA NATIONAL: THE BOGEYMAN OF DISCRIMINATION By: Daniel Sargis Prelude to War… The latest round in America’s perpetual war against discrimination, both imagined and real, is taking place on the turf of the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the prestigious Masters Tournament since 1934. In what is old news by now, Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations wrote (spelled "fired") a letter to Augusta chief Hootie Johnson and requested (spelled "demanded") that Augusta’s policy of "male only" membership be changed to include women. Johnson matter-of-factly responded that he (and presumably Augusta National) would not be...
  • Some at Augusta National Seek a Compromise

    09/28/2002 7:08:15 PM PDT · by GeneD · 26 replies · 304+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/28/02 (for issues of 9/29/02) | Bill Pennington and Dave Anderson
    The Augusta National Golf Club, one of the bastions of American golf, has been closed all summer, as it traditionally is after playing host to the Masters Tournament in April. But a bitter dispute over the club's all-male membership has brought unwelcome attention to the members. Embarrassed and embattled, some of Augusta National's 300 or so members now say they plan to seek an internal compromise that would end the club's conflict with a coalition of women's groups. About a dozen members who were interviewed over the past three weeks said they had been distressed by the confrontational approach taken...