Tom Wyman, the former chairman of CBS who last week became the first Augusta National member to resign in protest over its men-only policy, has been accused in some quarters of grandstanding, but Wyman's act of conscience was not unprecedented. Twenty years ago he resigned from the University Club in New York City when it voted not to accept women. (Wyman rejoined the club when the policy was amended.) In explaining his Augusta decision, Wyman, who now teaches ethics and corporate governance at Harvard and MIT, tells SI, "I have three sons, and we've been to Augusta several times and had wonderful family times together. But when I began to talk about this within my family, my sons all said, 'For our generation this issue is real; we don't want to go to Augusta if it's going to remain in the posture it's in today' I found that quite persuasive." Adds Wyman, "My students were all for [my resignation]. I am absolutely convinced that of the people who know anything about golf and the tournament and this issue, a majority of them think the time has come, and is in fact overdue, for the club to do exactly what was done when there was an ultimatum about African-Americans there. The club did not have a choice then, and it has worked out just fine."
? Casey Martin shot a final-round 77 at Q school to miss getting his card by three strokes, ending a painful week. Following Saturday's round at the PGA West Stadium course, Martin blamed the course designer for some of the discomfort in his right leg. "My worst leg days have come on Pete Dye courses," Martin said, claiming that entering and exiting the designer's deep bunkers places extra pressure on his atrophied tibia.
?This year's Boo Weekley Award goes to Q school grad John Morgan, a 24-year-old fish out of water from Portishead, England. Morgan, the son of a dockworker, had never played in the U.S. prior to last week, or even been interviewed on TV, but he is now headed to the big time after finishing 11th and earning his Tour card. "This is all for my dad, to get him off the docks," said Morgan, whose tastes in fashion run toward carpenter's pants, complete with the little loop for hanging a hammer.
? Pebble Beach Golf Links recently opened the world's swankiest maintenance facility, on a priceless patch of real estate adjacent to the 10th fairway. The 17,350-square-foot structure sports an employees' locker room, complete with showers, and the designated break area has views of the Pacific. The $2.2 million project was spearheaded by Arnold Palmer, a managing partner of Pebble Beach Co. and famously the son of a greenkeeper.