15
Aug
07

Casey Martin doesn’t know whether or not to book a tee time

Tiger and his carAround here, we don’t really understand the disdain for Tiger Woods (posing here with his actual car for the family album).

And on top of all his dominance, Tiger is expanding into the golf course design field.

Exciting stuff.

Problem is, we can’t tell which story about his new course is true.

Just because of habit (a habit we are desperately trying to break), we first went to espn.com (ESPN is one of the only networks to which Mr. Woods grants interviews).

All the basic press conference recap was there — course is going to be in North Carolina. Tiger is really, super, extremely pumped about it. Blah blah blah.

But what kind of caught our eye was the fact that Tiger said the course would be walking only — no carts. Espn.com’s story cleared this up:

Woods and The Cliffs owner Jim Anthony said they wanted High Carolina to be a walking-only course during the news conference. Afterward, Woods clarified they’ll “strongly encourage” golfers to walk but won’t require it.

OK, fair enough. I thought the no-carts thing wasn’t very PR-ish for a first press conference. On to si.com:

The Cliffs at High Carolina will be located near Asheville, N.C., and will allow only walkers, something Woods said was key to the deal.

What? Someone be trippin’.

So, we looked around some more. Forbes agrees with ESPN, walking will only be “strongly encouraged.” Bloomberg says it’s walking only.

Strangely, all of these stories are written essentially the same, same quotes, same sentences, same analogies. Just this one line is different in each. Someone’s wrong and we want to know who it is. Could it be that ESPN got a scoop that’s actually true?

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5 Responses to “Casey Martin doesn’t know whether or not to book a tee time”


  1. August 15, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Being in NC I saw the actual conference on the news. Straight from his mouth: it will be walking only. He doesn’t want paved cart paths cutting through the landscape. We’ll see how long that lasts once they have trouble convincing overweight bankers to pay hundreds of bucks to walk all day, but for now Casey can book a tee time, but only if he sees a spiritual healer beforehand.

  2. 2 thevoiceoftruth
    August 15, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Just a question…would this violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?

  3. 3 CommonSense
    August 16, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    If it is a private club I believe they can do whatever they want. Only public places have to worry about the ADA.

  4. August 16, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    This is true. If Tiger’s course is private, they can ban carts. Just as Augusta National can ban women.


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