Thanks to reader DGS for sending this Mark Garrod story which I had glanced at and missed when it appeared a few days ago. I think George O'Grady might want to better choose his words when describing the whether Michelle Wie should be given future sponsor's exemptions:
"All our players back completely the invitation, but they actually share a concern for her that she should not be put through that torture again."
Yes, the torture of fulfilling an obligation to sponsors. It can be rough.