the chairman of augusta national golf club, billy payne, made a public statement about tiger woods this morning during his annual address to the press.
in his address payne took woods to task for "disapointing all of us, and more important our kids and grandkids." he said tiger woods the hero "did not live up to the expectations of the role model we saw for our children."
payne admits that tiger woods still has an important role in the sport of golf and still has a promising future but that "his future will never again be measured only by his performance against par, but measured by the sincerity of his efforts to change."
while mr. payne sits on his high horse, preaching about sincerity, good examples, role models, and avoiding/repenting "egregious" behaviours, he seems to be forgetting that he is the chairman of a golf club that DOES NOT ALLOW FEMALE MEMBERS.
until three decades ago augusta didn't even allow black members!!
explain to all of us, mr. payne, how being the chairman of a golf club that actively discriminates against women makes you a better role model for your son than tiger woods is? when you are part of a system that only tolerates women in serving, cleaning, and titty-shaking capacities then you helped create a tiger woods who cheats on his wife a million times because he feels so goddamned entitled. you help set the stage for male athletes to treat women like objects.
let me guess, there are women working at your club? cleaning your toilets, serving your drinks and food? women just can't engage in the sport of golf or become members of your club.
so, let me just say--billy payne is a sanctimonious joke. nobody in their right mind could take this statement seriously because let's just be honest here, this dude is probably skanking around just as much as tiger woods was, he just hasn't been caught yet.