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Testy Tester
Jim Gorant
November 29, 2004
To: chrislewis@writer.com
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November 29, 2004

Testy Tester

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To: chrislewis@writer.com

From: jim_gorant@si.com

Subject: driver testing

Chris: Thinking about the Tour's voluntary driver-testing program. Lot of hype when it started in January, but it's been quieter than Retief Goosen since. Could you get an update?--JG

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To: jim_gorant@si.com

From: chrislewis@writer.com

Subject: re: driver testing

Jim: Spoke with Tour rules official John Mutch. Confirms they tested nearly 20 players in each of the first two weeks, in Hawaii, one or two at each of the West Coast events but testing was "sporadic from then on in." Then he said, "If we tested 50 drivers this year, 40 of them passed." That means one in five failed, which is a remarkable number to me. But later he said, "There have been failures, but only five or six." So was it 10 or five or six failures? I'm supposed to get a callback from him tomorrow. Confused --C

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