Beem put together a great run at the PGA—capped by his brilliant 68 in the final round—but I must take exception to some of the comments about Tiger Woods written by Alan Shipnuck (GOLF PLUS, THE WEEK, Aug. 26). Woods did not "blink" under pressure. He never once held or shared the tournament lead on the final day, and it took a flawless effort by Tiger on the last four holes to salvage what otherwise would have been a lackluster finish. Also, to say that Tiger's legend has shrunk is completely absurd. Unless, of course, you believe that winning the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year is somehow a sign of fading talent and diminished skill.
Will Gibson, Indianapolis
The Women's Game
Thanks for remembering the WNBA in your magazine: I am a huge fan. I am only 16 years old, but I think that Ed Toebes from Iowa (LETTERS, Aug. 26), who highlighted his anti- WNBA bias with a plea for saving trees, should realize that all athletes are to be recognized for their hard work no matter what their sport. I'm not a fan of NASCAR, but I would never say you waste paper by publishing articles on it.
Liz Ryan, Bayonne, N.J.