Condoleezza Rice at the Masters: The next great republican golf ambassador?
It was more than two years ago that golf lost one of its great ambassadors, former President Gerald Ford. Golfers of all political persuasions have a soft spot for Ford, who, aside from occasionally sending a golf ball screaming into the crowd, was truly a positive role model for golf.
But now, another Republican is stepping forward to pick up the mantle of golf ambassador - Condoleezza Rice. Yes, Rice was at Augusta this year, where she followed fellow Stanford Alum Tiger Woods. And while Rice was among the Tiger fans disappointed by Woods’ meltdown, she only added to her growing resume as a positive force for golf by writing about her experience at The Daily Beast:
Upon arrival, Augusta took my breath away with its physical beauty. It exceeds your expectations. The people are very kind. Clearly, the faces at Augusta are changing as America is changing. But there is a timelessness to it that is very nice. Everything runs on time at Augusta but nothing is hurried.
Rice still has some work to do before she reaches Ford’s status as a golf ambassador, but golfers around the nation should be pleased to know they still have friends in high places.
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She would be an asset to any post in which she was elected.
Why she wrote for The Daily Beast as opposed to writing a column for a more well-known newspaper is beyond me...but...
I understand that her handicap is about a 21 and, for a golfer with only four years under her belt, that's pretty good!
Now I know you're desperate for comments.
You can't be serious about Woods having a "meltdown." He play three rounds out of the four at under par, and the other at even par. He finished the Masters, a PGA major at eight shots under par, tied for sixth.
That could hardly be called a meltdown. Or are you one of the misguided people who expect Tiger to win every time out?
Alex USMC 1969-73
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