"Must be that flu bug that's going around," Ritts said. Yeah, the Scottish flu.
Apparently the Fuzzy Zoeller getup was unavailable.
In Australia, five days before the Masters, the Webb family threw a costume party to celebrate the 21st birthday of middle daughter Janelle in their hometown of Ayr, Queensland. Karrie went as Tiger Woods, garishly swooshed and in blackface. "We'd give you a picture, but we don't want Tiger to think we're slagging on him," says Evelyn Webb, Karrie's mom.
When feeding the kangaroos, winter rules are in effect.
The day before the Masters, a flock of players visited the Currumbin Sanctuary, a 67-acre zoo that features dingoes, kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, wallabies, wombats and other Australian exotica. Ordinarily, hand-feeding the 'roos would have been the day's highlight, but a brazen Japanese tourist stole the show. Sneaking up on a slumbering male, he grabbed hold of the kangaroo's Spaldings and mugged for a picture. "That's what I call lift, clean and place," said Annette (Babe) DeLuca as her colleagues cracked up.
Pressing the flesh.
In Australia tabloid journalists are sometimes referred to as "the gutter press." You should hear what their critics call them. What follows is a recap of the major sports stories splashed across the Australian papers throughout the tournament week.
Tuesday: Tournament officials defend the event's dominatrix-themed advertising campaign that on radio feature the come-on "Watch the women dominate." TV ads include a driver-wielding babe in scandalously brief shorts standing over a poor bloke holding a teed-up ball between his teeth.
Wednesday: Local girl Sarah O'Hare, the superdupermodel who has become a national treasure thanks to her Wonderbra ads, is paired with Webb in the pro-am. The detailed coverage of her round includes the fact that she plays barefoot for part of the time and displays, among other things, a Reggie-like propensity for swinging and missing.
Thursday: Clearly dispirited by the absence of anything salacious, the papers offer only blandly written tournament previews.