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Sunday, March 4

Golf & Movie Rivalries

Love him or loathe him, Tiger made the PGA tour richer than it would have been if he hadn’t showed up. And all the players for the past decade are now playing for much larger purses than before he arrived. Even today, tv ratings shoot up when he’s in a tournament; attendance at the courses grows by about twenty percent when he’s there, even more when he’s in contention. But premier players like Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Jim Furyk, and Ernie Els, to name only a few, might consider themselves unlucky to have had a career during the Tiger era. All those wins that might have gone to someone else—14 majors, 71 minors. The same was true during Nicklaus’s time for players like Weiskopf, Player, and Watson.

That leads me to a similar situation in the movie industry—Glenn Close and Meryl Streep. Poor Glenn would be considered the greatest actress of the last thirty years if it weren’t for Meryl. I wonder what degree of animosity she holds for Meryl.

How about a really short story? Here’s one called “Trouble at the Altar.” “I do,” he said. “I don’t,” she said.

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