News & ToursNovember 15, 2009

Maybe the Huffington Post should avoid golf

The Huffington Post last week posted two columns pertaining to golf that together forcefully argue against any further excursions into the sport.

The first, by Matthew DeBord, already has been expertly dissected over at geoffshackelford.com. This part bears repeating, however: "Others suggested that he had been given unfair advantages by being allowed to skip the PGA Tour's qualifying school."

Woods, of course, avoided qualifying school by capitalizing on sponsor exemptions and playing his way onto the PGA Tour, the same way that Justin Leonard and Ryan Moore did and that Rickie Fowler now is attempting to do.

Two days after DeBord's column, Roger I. Abrams weighed in with a column on Q School, in which he wrote this sentence: "Jack Nicholas' son Gary, who played on the Tour for three seasons, did not advance to the second round of Q School this fall."

Jack Nicholas?

-- John Strege

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