Move over, Tiger

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  1. Don Wassall

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    What is a 'sponsors exemption?' Is this basically a free ride to get on the tour for a player who wouldn't otherwise be qualified, or what?
     
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    He's deaf? How does he hear someone say Four! ???
     
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    Oh man, get ready, here comes Golf-Black Deafth 2005! [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know all the rules about them, but the corporate sponsors of most tournaments have a few sponsors exemptions, which are invitations to several players who wouldn't have otherwise qualified. That's how Michelle Wie has played in several men's tournaments. Other times they are given to players who have done well in the past at the tournament but who are now struggling. There's apparently a lot of latitude about who can get them.
     
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    If you check out Yahoo's golf coverage, you'll find this photo as lead in to story.


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    Rain forced the field to take shelter. (AP)
     
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    Do you have to be quiet when he's putting?

    Reminds me of my favorite golf joke.

    A priest, a doctor, and an engineer are playing golf but the foursome ahead of them is taking forever to play. So they stop a marshall and ask: "Hey can you move these guys along?"

    The marshall tells them: those guys are ex-firefighters, they saved our clubhouse when it caught fire, unfortunately the smoke made them all completely blind. So we let them play for free for what they did.

    The priest says: How brave, I shall say a prayer for them every night.

    The doctor says, I know a vison expert I will see if he can examine them.

    But the Engineer says: Why the hell can't these guys play at night?
     
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