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?
Perception and sight are so crucial to putting that one has to wonder: What does the slumping Tiger see? Is it something different than the dominant Tiger saw in his heyday? New research may offer some insight on this question.
On the surface, this broadcast event is fun because it's overwhelmingly low-key, and they invite legendary players and past champions to compete. But that's not what makes it so otherworldly special.
I have to admit, I, myself, have paraded a few "special" outfits over the years at the Masters. Some of them were awesome and some of which, looking back, may have been a bit out there. But, in the end, it is all part of the fun! The fashion is really a big part of who I am.
Tiger's stunning crescendo of play so far this season, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week by five strokes, makes this upcoming Masters one of the most anticipated majors ever!