In Praise of Brandel
Ever since reading his last story in SI, I've been trying to chase down Brandel Chamblee to commiserate about having the same shoe size. After reading his latest piece (Hanging Tough, March 5), I want to shake his hand and tell him that he and his wife are fine people and better parents.
JOHN PEARSON, Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Unfair Rap on Phoenix
Why is it that you can only find bad things to write about the Phoenix Open (Mood Swing, Feb. 5)? Let's not allow one bad apple (or orange thrower) to tarnish the hard work that the Phoenix civic organization called the Thunderbirds and others do each year. They raise millions of dollars for different charities. I've been attending the Open for five years with friends, and we'll continue to do so for many years to come.
PHIL RICHARD, Minneapolis
Cheaper by the Dozen
Recreational golfers don't buy $500 drivers to cheat (No Time for Trouble, Feb. 26). We buy a dozen illegal golf balls. Much cheaper, and we get more distance.
DOUGLAS E. HUMMEL, Lebanon, Pa.
Yin and Yang
Jaime Diaz points out what is known to most golfers, not just to touring pros (NOTEBOOK, Feb. 12). Rush Limbaugh is not a rude showoff, and he respects the game. Bill Murray is the exact opposite and should be sent back to basketball games, inappropriate slapstick antics and all.
KEN MCCABE, Pueblo, Colo.
As a lifelong golfer and Democrat, I don't want to know that Limbaugh plays golf. James D. Larson, Minneapolis Enough Tiger, Already Rather than write about the so-called slump of Tiger Woods (Grating Expectations, Feb. 19), the outstanding performances of Davis Love III and Phil Mickelson should have been your focus.
TOMMY BRADLEY, Nashville
Mickelson wins the Buick Invitational in a bizarre finish. You give the tournament one paragraph. Tiger gets three pages. Perhaps you can explain this journalistic logic.
JERRY LANG, Menasha, Wis.