Great article on Pancho Gonzalez. Although he was a tremendous talent, his disposition made John McEnroe look like a class act.
BRYAN DOTO, Stamford, Conn.
Eye of the Tiger
Has Tiger Woods gotten so dominant that writers can only criticize his "steely demeanor" and "focused scowl" (Halfway Home, June 24)? In the final round, while Sergio Garcia was trying to make nice with Tiger and Phil Mickelson was smiling and thanking the gallery after making bogey, Woods was focused only on beating the golf course. He must have been saving his energy to lift up that big U.S. Open trophy and flash that winning smile on the 18th green.
KEVIN J. PAYNE, Dayton
The picture of Tiger Woods on page 50 made me pause to consider his impact on the game. It was not Tiger's image but the diversity of the faces in the background that caught my eye. It sure was not Augusta.
CURTIS CULWELL, Garland, Texas
Nein to IX
Susan Casey's extremist ramblings about the value of Title IX are all wet (SCORECARD, June 24). Casey takes the easy way out and blames football—conveniently overlooking the fact that if football and men's basketball didn't produce the revenue for these schools that they do, there might be no women's sports. You can cite all the percentages you like about who made money, but the bottom line remains: Football and basketball pay the bills and should get first-class treatment.
MARK KNUDSON, Denver
The fact of the matter is, with or without scholarships more men want to play sports than women do. Unfortunately Title IX is making that increasingly difficult.
SCOTT HOLMES, Los Angeles