John Feinstein's column draws more comment
John Feinstein's "Final Say" column in Golf World on athletes and accountability continues to draw mail. Feinstein deplored what he sees as the coddling of athletes whose troubles are their own doing--in golf and other sports. The vast majority of you agreed; a few did not. Here's a sampling.
I have never written any response to any magazine about any subject, but I couldn`t resist commenting on the John Feinstein article in Golf World.
He had the courage to say exactly what others should have said long before.
I have great respect for Tiger's golfing talent, and think that he has been good for the game, but, after all, he is not God. I hope Jim Nantz and other media wags read the article.
James R.[Toby] Craft, Canton, N.C.
I've always appreciated John Feinstein's insights and honesty. His Final Say on "Athletes, fame and accountability" smacks head-on with our society of victims. I won't be surprised if he "goes through a few things" for his courage in this article! Thanks for putting it right in a national forum.
Jim Garbison, Rogers, AR
So your social expert, John Feinstein, describes Woods as selfish, driven, secretive and untrusting. And
so what? Should he be something else? Perhaps you and your editorial staff should “counsel” Woods on “how he should be.” You are beginning to remind me of many of the members at my country club that sit around all afternoon and make fun of anyone in their sight. It’s pathetic. By the way, my wife wants to know how much Feinstein contributes to charity every year. I think Tiger gives about $25,000,000 per year, but you rip him every chance you get. Your magazine is becoming a tabloid. Congratulations!
Buck Leigh, Columbia, SC
Note: We are not able to confirm how much money Tiger or any other athlete contributes to charity.