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Tiger’s toss would be a blunder Down Under
I wholeheartedly agree with reader Kevin Seymour’s comments about spitting (“From the Morning Read inbox,” April 22).

I note that Tiger Woods used to be a constant culprit but now has taken to chewing gum.

However on the 13th tee on Sunday at the Masters, he decided to get rid of that piece ad simply threw it into the garden. At my golf club in Sydney, that would get you a three-month holiday.

John Lavigne
Sydney, Australia


Lighten up regarding the loogies
Complaining about spitting? Give golfers a break. If that's the worst I see (or hear), then I believe it's not too bad.

When TV, radio and the Internet use the “F-word” and every other curse word, spitting seems a bit mild. I would prefer spitting to the F-bomb every time somebody knocks the ball into a penalty area.

Give me a spit to the expletives I hear on a daily basis in public in mixed company. Please give it a break and take a spit.

Garen Eggleston
The Villages, Fla.


The best of Morning Read
Tuesday’s Morning Read was one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever read. From Paul Azinger’s brilliant observations on Tiger Woods, by Gary Van Sickle (“Simply the best because he believes it,” April 23), to the tongue-in-cheek suggestions on making the Zurich Classic a bigger draw, by Dan O’Neill (“If opposites attract, dream teams await,” April 23), I loved it all.

Your writers are one of the reasons this email is one of the first opened by me each day. Keep up the great reporting.

Tony Baynard
Thompsonville, Mich.


Mother Nature helps Woods sharpen his edge
Good story Tuesday with Paul Azinger regarding Tiger Woods and his success (“Simply the best because he believes it,” April 23).

Without taking anything away from Woods’ win, I am surprised that no one has written or commented about what I think was a huge advantage for Woods when, due to the expected weather, the Masters went to threesomes. This allowed Woods to be in the last group instead of the second-to-last group.

As Azinger mentioned about Woods’ not watching the ball land and picking up the tee and swirling his club, Woods got to do all of that gamesmanship with the two guys he was chasing. He got to give them that intimidating stare and stand like Woods stands on the green, just out of his opponents’ line of sight, but not completely. I would be curious to hear your and Azinger's thoughts on what impact playing in the last group might have had on the tournament.

Greg Cooper
Hinsdale, Ill.


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