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post #145 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post
 


I lived in Augusta during the time.  I read the papers -you'll probably find something in the Augusta Chronicle archives.

Palmer definitely didn't get a letter.  And I don't believe Jack or Gary did either.  Here's the article to back it up:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/30/sports/golf-palmer-will-play-the-masters-after-all.html

post #146 of 1528
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
 

Palmer definitely didn't get a letter.  And I don't believe Jack or Gary did either.  Here's the article to back it up:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/30/sports/golf-palmer-will-play-the-masters-after-all.html

It was made clear that past champions weren't going to be playing until their dying days - and whether a physical hard copy letter was given to any of them - who knows?. The "letter" post was a euphemism for being asked to phase themselves out of the tournament.

post #147 of 1528
Some groupings that look pretty good:










post #148 of 1528

The players in the groups 17 and 28 could all be on the leaderboard (probably not Stenson) - and it would be cool to watch.

post #149 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post
 

It was made clear that past champions weren't going to be playing until their dying days - and whether a physical hard copy letter was given to any of them - who knows?. The "letter" post was a euphemism for being asked to phase themselves out of the tournament.

Ha ha.  That's the worst explanation I've ever heard.  I don't think anyone thought you were using a euphemism.  You even told me to look it up in the Augusta Chronicle.  We were all talking about physical letters going to players from the club. It's ok to admit when you're wrong.  We're all guilty of it from time to time.  

post #150 of 1528
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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post
 

 

Not like it was a secret.  Happened in 2002, when Hootie was Chairman.

Wasn't he with the Blowfish?

post #151 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post
 

http://www.geoffshackelford.com/

 

Good blogger who has been chronically his trip to Augusta National - yesterday showed the course along w/ 17th fairway minus Ike's Tree.

 

 

today ---- the Augusta National gift shop.

 

 

Hats 1 and 4 are awesome. I'd rock one for sure!

post #152 of 1528
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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post
 

 

Not like it was a secret.  Happened in 2002, when Hootie was Chairman.

 

Yep....

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?id=5064863

 

My favorite was when Arnie announced his last competitive round and said with a wink, that he "didn't want to get a letter"......

 

 

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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
 

Palmer definitely didn't get a letter.  And I don't believe Jack or Gary did either.  Here's the article to back it up:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/30/sports/golf-palmer-will-play-the-masters-after-all.html

 

Even your article references actual letters sent to past champions.

 

 

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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
 

Ha ha.  That's the worst explanation I've ever heard.  I don't think anyone thought you were using a euphemism.  You even told me to look it up in the Augusta Chronicle.  We were all talking about physical letters going to players from the club. It's ok to admit when you're wrong.  We're all guilty of it from time to time.  

 

 

True......   :whistle:;-)

post #153 of 1528

Spieth, Reed and McIlroy - that is a good group.

post #154 of 1528
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Yep....

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?id=5064863

 

My favorite was when Arnie announced his last competitive round and said with a wink, that he "didn't want to get a letter"......

 

 

 

 

True......   :whistle:

What does your link show that the one I posted doesn't?  Arnold says he didn't want to get a letter, which means he didn't get a letter.  This discussion started by my statement that Jack, Gary, and Arnold never received actual letters.  Your link backs up my statement.  

 

I find it hilarious that anyone on this site thinks that Augusta National would actually send a piece of mail to the homes of 3 of the most famous players in the tournament's history, telling them that they shouldn't play anymore.  Give me a break.

post #155 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Kieran123 View Post

Spieth, Reed and McIlroy - that is a good group.
Did you hear McIlroy's interview?

Reporter: "What do you think of your group?"

McIlroy: "There's no top 5 players in the world in it."
post #156 of 1528
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post


Did you hear McIlroy's interview?

Reporter: "What do you think of your group?"

McIlroy: "There's no top 5 players in the world in it."


That's awesome!!!

post #157 of 1528
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
 

What does your link show that the one I posted doesn't?  Arnold says he didn't want to get a letter, which means he didn't get a letter.  This discussion started by my statement that Jack, Gary, and Arnold never received actual letters.  Your link backs up my statement.

 

 

My mistake.  I misread your post and thought you were questioning that letters were actually sent to any past champions.

post #158 of 1528
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post


Did you hear McIlroy's interview?

Reporter: "What do you think of your group?"

McIlroy: "There's no top 5 players in the world in it."

 

I'd love to see a video of that. I'm sure it will be on 'Live From' tonight.

post #159 of 1528
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post


Did you hear McIlroy's interview?

Reporter: "What do you think of your group?"

McIlroy: "There's no top 5 players in the world in it."

Ha ha.  Are you serious?  I hope this is true.  :-)

post #160 of 1528
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post

Ha ha.  Are you serious?  I hope this is true.  a1_smile.gif
Dead serious. I was watching his interview on Live From the Masters.
post #161 of 1528

That is awesome. 

post #162 of 1528
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post

Ha ha.  Are you serious?  I hope this is true.  a1_smile.gif
Dead serious. I was watching his interview on Live From the Masters.

That's outstanding! c3_clap.gif
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