Originally Posted by Lefty-Golfer
the whole thing is pretty silly...both from the club and from MJ.
he should know better, regardless of anyone's position on cargos all golfers who know a damn thing about any CC realize they should assume they are not allowed, it is possible they will be allowed but doubtful. Certainly under 50%...and that doesn't take La Gorce into consideration. it is high end place...i personally can't believe a well traveled wealthy golfer who has played the clubs in the world wouldn't be aware of this.
Then course either ignors for 12 holes or is made aware of the situation and choses go about in this fashon? it is dumb on both parties
Perhaps you can make the argument that Jordan should have ASSUMED that the club wouldn't allow it. Maybe he did assume, but thought he'd try anyways. Maybe he really didn't think much about it, as I'm sure many golfers might not give it a second thought.
The difference between the two things you've pointed out however, is that the CC KNEW the rule, and we KNOW he walked around the place prior to teeing off, presumably went past a starter and several other employees who did not say anything about it.
The only egregious act here is the way the CC handled the situation. MJ's choice in shorts, the rule, and everything else is irrelevant.