Hasn't This Ritual About Run Its Course?

The PGA Tour puts an American flag atop a flagstick now and then, thus requiring said flag to never touch the ground. So to show their appreciation for the men and women serving our country, members of the military are enlisted to save the flag from touching the ground, players and caddies stop to shake their hands and gallery hearts skip beats.

During Saturday's Northern Trust Open third round, this fine young American walked on Riviera's 10th green a couple of times in four inch heels. Eventually, someone figured out that wasn't such a good idea, but the image of her in stockings was equally...awkward.