SI: Have your wife and four daughters expressed interest...?
HJ: In becoming members of Augusta National? [Chuckles softly] Never. Never. I'm coming down here Thanksgiving, and I'll have 12 of my family here. It'll be two foursomes of son-in-laws and grandsons and one of my wife and a couple of daughters and one granddaughter.
SI: What have you heard from strangers?
HJ: It's all been encouraging. All those letters over there [he points to four giant binders on his desk] are letters of encouragement. Less than one percent are the other way. There are over 500 there. And we've had checks sent to us for support amounting to just under $1,000. [Laughs.]
SI: To pay for...?
HJ: Whatever. The lost sponsorship. [Laughs.] We send it back and thank them. I read all the letters, and we answer them all.
SI: Even the negative ones?
HJ: [Stops laughing.] No, we don't answer those.
SI: And you're really not bothered by the criticism?
HJ: I've taken this pretty well. But I would say this: that I've made mistakes, but for the most part I feel comfortable with the way I've lived my life, particularly regarding my fellow man.