For non-golfers this may seem like much ado about a trivial matter, but in reality this controversy says an enormous amount about the state of sports and even our country as a whole.
No surprise that its "wail till next year" for the Knicks. They've been doing that since 1973. During that time New York and New Jersey teams have combined for 20 championships, yet the Knicks drought continues.
What would Jesus do at the Masters? For Luke, the story of Mary and Martha is the answer to that question. While the reception history of this text has relegated it to the kitchen, the original intent of Luke was much more revolutionary.
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A woman in a very prominent -- and historically very male -- job forced a national conversation about respect and equality. And she did it without ever saying a word.
I hadn't thought that women were particularly dangerous golfers. Could that be the reason that the Augusta National Golf club refuses to take down its...
This one didn't make the Masters telecast. A 40-year-old Masters "patron" was arrested for trying to steal sand from one of the sand traps. Police said he was drinking heavily at the time, and failed to get any sand into his cup.
Although the CEO of IBM is traditionally offered membership, Virginia Rometty discovered the grass ceiling at Augusta National is harder to crack than the glass ceiling of corporate America.
How great was that? Bubba Watson pulling off a wacky shot from the woods and then breaking down in tears after winning the Masters. It was a sports moment that will be forever stored in our memory banks.
The Augusta "National" Golf Club has a Constitutional right as a private establishment to decide its membership. If Augusta wants to ostracize women, it's free to do so. But professional golfers are also free to do the right thing.
Bubba's wife and son couldn't make the Masters ceremony. Instead they get the rest of their lives to have Bubba in his role as an adoptive dad. It's not as exclusive as being a Masters winner but in making any impact on the world, it's more important.
As an admitted outsider, to both this area of the world and this way of thinking, I confess that it's difficult to fully appreciate the graciousness of tradition when it is in such proximity to economic inequality and neglect.
Will this finally be the year that somebody bests Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? At least it's possible, unlike lots of other marks.
As sure as the azaleas bloom, the Masters golf tournament reminds us that Augusta National Golf Club still discriminates against women. As members squirm, some of us who frequent the world's poshest private enclaves are delighted to see the prejudice practiced at Augusta drawing attention anew.
Since when did Augusta National Golf Club's perfectly legal membership policies become the business of every interest group and politician in America? Does every school, class and club need to have representatives from both sexes to be legit?
Don't we want to know how Romney or Obama is going to create a better environment where women can have the choice -- to stay at home and raise a family or go to work full-time and not be judged on whether they are a good mom, or be given more flex time to do both?