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September 22, 2009

You keep us honest. Not much gets by you, and recent Golf World issues on Arnold Palmer and the FedEx Cup gave opportunities to prove that all over again. Three good letters all making excellent points:



Dear Editor,>

Regarding "What He Means To Me" in the September 14 issues of Golf World, I am very disappointed that you couldn't manage to come up with a quote from at least one woman. Judy Rankin? Beth Daniel? Nancy Lopez? For heaven's sake, how about Annika Sorenstam, pictured on page 6 with Arnold and her new daughter just born in the the hospital named after his late wife Winnie?


Karen McKeen

Amherst, NH


Dear Editor:>

Mike Purkey's TV Rewind section in Golf World stated that, "Last time we checked, majors were PGA Tour events."  I don't think the USGA, R&A and the boys at Augusta National consider their tournaments PGA Tour events. The PGA Tour may recognize those events and thus consider prize money on the money list and may even give exemptions to the winners but they are not PGA Tour events owned or operated by the PGA Tour.


Sally Smith

__Dear Editor,>

I have been an avid reader and subscriber of Golf World for several years.  I have been a fan but recently have been disappointed in the magazine.  Steve Stricker, a multiple winner on the PGA Tour this year and a threat to over take Tiger Woods for the FedEx Cup has been shunned by your magazine.  After each of the tournaments that Stricker won he was overlooked for the cover of your magazine.  Granted, I understand there are numerous things that go into the selection process for the cover but after the third time he was overlooked I felt that this was a slap in the face of one of the finest golfers and nicest guys on tour.  My father, now deceased, was an Edgerton, Wisconsin native and my brothers and I have followed Steve since he debuted on tour. Cut the guy a break and give him his due.__

Jack Hartzell

Pasadena, MD

Thank you all. As to the first two letters, we plead "guilty" and "guilty." As for Stricker, I suspect he'll have another chance to grace the Golf World cover before very long.

--Bob Carney