What's all the fuss from the 2012 USGA U. S. Open? Tiger Woods, No. 3 on the FedEx Rankings with seventy-three career wins finished Friday tied for the lead with a score of -1 in the 2012 U. S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Well, multitude of articles would be talking about "How he isn't back," how badly he is playing, and it's just bad karma for him. The talk from "when" would he ever win another golf major, would turn into "if" he ever would. Camera footage would show his dropped club, or scowl, and even his last major win, the 2008 U. S. Open, showcasing the specialness, strength, and competitiveness of his one knee spectacular finish, would be canned.
Even if he made the cut and was not in contention, the aforementioned would result. The only difference is that you would barely see any live footage of him; you might not even know he was still playing. Is there too much ado on Tiger, and not enough for everyone else?
Tennis, especially American tennis, is coming off a good weekend.
The U.S. Davis Cup team won 3-2 in Monte Carlo against France; Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova 6-0 6-1 at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C. for her 40th title; and several tennis dignitaries were rolling Easter eggs on the White House Lawn.
What is the state of tennis?
Wouldn't it be nice to see Virginia Rometty, IBM's new chief executive officer, make an appearance at Augusta National Golf Club in a green jacket during the 2012 Masters?
No woman has ever been a member of the private club that hosts golf's most prestigious tournament. While a lack of minorities was addressed in 1990 when Ron Townsend became the first black member of the club, women remained excluded from membership at Augusta.
Since its opening in 1933, there has never been a female member. It has probably never even come close. Its only thought, or non-consideration, was made public in 2002 by Martha Burk, then-chair of the National Council on Women's Organizations, when she contested the sexism of the club to former chairman William "Hootie" Johnson. The result was Johnson reaffirming the club's stance on a male-only membership.
Tennis had its own version of Augusta National: the Westside Tennis Club founded in 1892 in Forest Hills, NY. The club hosted the United States Lawn Tennis Association National Championship, later renamed the U. S. Open, from 1915 to 1977.