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Tiger didn't make 142 cuts in a row, as you stated (Who's Hot/Who's Not, May 23). Thirty-one of those tournaments didn't have cuts. Even Tiger can't make a cut that doesn't exist. Otherwise, why not also count all the weeks he didn't even play in a tournament? After all, he didn't miss cuts those weeks, either. His consecutive-cut streak--the operative word here is cut--was magnificent, but it ended at 111.
Andrew Turnbull, Epsom, N.H.
Since Byron Nelson made 113 straight cuts, he still should have the record, no?
Charles Oprian, Macomb, Ill.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Nelson's streak was actually 113 straight tournaments in which he received prize money, once the working definition for "making the cut." Tiger collected prize money in 142 consecutive events that did and did not have cuts. PGA records before the mid-1950s are incomplete, but some historians believe Ben Hogan collected prize money in more than 170 straight tournaments.
Making light of golfer Hank Kuehne, a recovering alcoholic, for passing out from dehydration by saying that he "forgot to drink and drive" was in poor taste (A List, May 23). Jokes about drunk driving are never appropriate, especially for Kuehne, who battles addiction each day.
Pete Tredwell, Hamden, Conn.
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