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Age, as it does with everyone, has diminished Jack Nicklaus’ ability on the golf course. “If I break 80 I’m doing pretty well,” he said, while noting that at Augusta National he now plays the same tees as Condoleezza Rice.
“And yet, he is incredibly comfortable in his own skin, the most accomplished golfer in history long ago settling into his various roles as golf course designer, family patriarch, elder statesman and tournament host for the Memorial Tournament that ended Sunday,” ESPN’s Bob Harig writes in this story on Nicklaus, at 76.
Has Muirfield vote damaged Scotland’s reputation?
Muirfield’s vote to continue exclude women from becoming members harmed more than the club’s reputation.
“Almost three-quarters of Scots believe the country’s reputation has been damaged by the recent decision to ban women from becoming members at Muirfield,” Scott Macnab writes in the Scotsman.
JoAnne Carner recalls first LPGA major in Seattle area
For only the second time, Seattle will host a women’s major championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee this week. Seattle-area native JoAnne Carner, a Hall of Famer, recalls the first, the 1959 Women’s Western Open, in this story by Tacoma News-Tribune columnist John McGrath.
“What do I remember? What I remember,” Carner said, “is that I choked.”