Bernie Madoff’s golf buddies knew something was up. No, not the whole global Ponzi scheme thing, which many would lose fortunes in. But something did seem fishy about his golf handicap. Madoff played off a 14 or 15, says one participant from a May tournament, but it should have been 9.8, according to the Golf Handicap Information Network.
“It makes a difference if your handicap is the right one or the wrong one,” the golfer says. “He wasn’t altogether straightforward.”