Tiger Woods's performance at the Masters was a splendid black-Thai affair.
GENE DRYDEN, SARASOTA, FLA.
Master of the Masters
After what he did at Augusta, Tiger Woods deserves an honorary degree from Stanford (Strokes of Genius, April 21).
LLOYD LARSON, Kelseyville, Calif.
Today Tiger Woods wears a green jacket. In years past, his father wore a green beret. The competition is different, but the discipline is the same.
PAUL A. FREDERICK, Milwaukee
Though Tiger Woods was 18 under par at the Masters, Rick Reilly's coverage beat him by a stroke.
GARY PALMER, Torrance, Calif.
Should Tiger continue to play his game and live his life with the same overwhelming single-mindedness, then we shall have seen the beginning of something truly special.
JOE MASTROGIORGIO, Atlanta
It appears that Woods's problems in the future will be less of his own making than of those who wish his coronation. He seems capable of adjusting as his life and career move forward, but what will the rest of us think next year if he doesn't break his own record at Augusta and put on another green jacket?
MICHAEL GAUL, Binghamton, N.Y.
Given Tiger's length off the tee, unless golf wants Augusta National and other courses to become obsolete, it had better ban metal woods.
KEVIN G. GOUGH, Aberdeen, Wash.
Instead of an article about what happened over the course of the Masters' four days, I felt as though I was reading an article about the progress of minorities in today's society. Woods didn't stand out because he is black, but because he was so far ahead of the field and because his drives were 25 yards longer than those of the next player on the board.
TOM DROGAN, Franklin Square, N.Y.
John Biever's photo on page 41, showing Tiger's graceful, balanced follow-through and intense gaze, reminds me of another young long hitter: Ted Williams.
AL TURNER, Arlington, Va.
The article painfully reminded me that women are not only perceived as less athletic than men but also as less interested in sports. Reilly writes that "guys all over the country" were watching the Masters on TV while their wives were planting rhododendrons. I want Reilly to know that I was watching the Masters.
MARIANNE N. HALLINAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.