The New York Times suggested in an editorial Monday that Tiger Woods skip the Masters next year because of the all-male membership at Augusta National Golf Club. "A tournament without Mr. Woods would send a powerful message that discrimination isn't good for the golfing business," the editorial said. Augusta National declined comment. In interviews this month, Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson was adamant that a woman would not be among the 300 members at Augusta by the start of the Masters in April.
OUT OF BOUNDS
The Emmitt Bridge?
Back in the day, sports stars got candy bars named after them. Emmitt Smith won't have that honor. But the former UF standout and current Dallas Cowboy could get a bridge. Pensacola Mayor John Fogg believes it's time to give the Escambia High graduate the honor. Smith is in his 13th season with the Dallas Cowboys. He set the NFL's career rushing record Oct. 27. Since then he has chatted with President Bush and had his mug on a Wheaties box. "We'd like to do something," Fogg said. "There's been a lot of discussions, but as far as I know, nothing real formal. It's kind of a work in progress." Several people have offered suggestions. Some want to rename a street. Fogg would rather rename a tall bridge, which opened in 1999, that links the city to Pensacola Naval Air Station.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who was the quarterback of Penn State's national championship team in 1986?
"I think we're going to play 20 home games this year. It feels like that. My kids are calling me
_ BILL GUERIN
Dallas Stars forward on the rough early schedule for
the NHL team
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