If moral arbiter is now part of Augusta's mission, why haven't we heard similar condemnations of other Masters miscreants? Where was Payne to scold the bankers who drove our country to the edge of ruin through reckless and immoral if not illegal activities? Oh, that's right, he was teeing off with their colleagues.
Augusta's membership reportedly includes several executives of ExxonMobil, which in the past decade has been sued for dumping radioactive material, overcharging its distributors and refusing to clean up toxic waste. Are there no mirrors in Augusta's oak-paneled clubhouse? Will there be at least a ceremonial tongue-lashing for other golfers who've had extramarital affairs but were lucky enough to have done so before the tabloids discovered sports?
I am sure there is no body of professional games players who so cheerfully know so little of the rules of their game as do professional golfers.