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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...