The Honor System
I was struck by the juxtaposition of two golf stories in your Nov. 28 issue. The For the Record (Scorecard) item about Paula Creamer challenging the LPGA over a ruling on Annika Sorenstam's drop during last month's ADT Championship was contrasted nicely by the mention in the Sportsmanship Edition of Faces in the Crowd of Halsey Copp's decision to assess himself a one-stroke penalty that may have cost his high school team the state title. Copp understands one thing that many players forget along the way--no individual player or team is above the game.
Edward P. McCarthy, Allenhurst, N.J.
Another amazing coincidence, like the ones cited in SCORECARD (Oct. 31), lies in the parallel stories of former Mississippi defensive back Chucky Mullins and former Washington defensive back Curtis Williams. Both players suffered incapacitating and eventually fatal spinal injuries on the football field. Mullins was hurt in a game against Vanderbilt in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, Oct. 28, 1989, and died from injury-related complications on May 6, 1991. Williams was injured in a game at Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000--exactly 11 years after Mullins was hurt--and he died on the 11th anniversary of Mullins's passing, May 6, 2002.
John Platz, Stanford, Calif.