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A bad fit for Mickelson
Kenny Drake's comments about Phil Mickelson are right on. Mickelson is so stuck on himself and trying so hard to stay relevant that he cannot stop the useless freight train of selfless idiocy (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Aug. 8).

The latest: convincing Tiger Woods to play a $10 million winner-take-all exhibition and the Mizzen and Main shirt commercial.

Someone needs to tell him to stop it.

Bob Geismar
Boca Raton, Fla.

Greens and gobbledygook
I read the proposed rule that limits information in green-reading books. Goobledygook!

The USGA permits technology that has enabled drives of more than 400 yards. With green-reading books, the blue blazers want to limit the use of technology because it looks bad on TV (“Proposed green-reading limits miss mark,” Aug. 1).

Oh, no ... banning excess information in the books will help solve the pace-of-play problem. This is a specious argument when one considers that slow-play penalties are almost never enforced.

When green-reading books can recommend how hard to hit the ball, how much the grain will affect the roll of the ball, how much moisture is in the grass, the location of imperfections on the surface, how the wind blows, the mental state of the player ... when the books can answer those concerns, maybe it will be time to consider a limitation. Until then, just let them play.

Jim Kavanagh
St. Augustine, Fla.

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