Why Tiger's Comeback Is Sexist

Inside Woods' much-hyped Masters comeback
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2010 8:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tiger Woods’ return to golf is sure to be a (much-watched) zoo, and if you want to be there in person to witness it, it just might set you back $2,400. That’s how high resale ticket prices for the Masters have gone since Woods’ announcement, TMZ reports. Face value? $200. But in addition to it being a zoo, Woods’ comeback will also be his “latest shot at women.”

The Augusta National, with its 300 male-only members, is a “home of storied, institutionalized sexism,” a “headquarters for the good old boys of golf,” writes Daily News columnist Filip Bondy. Tiger’s decision to return to golf at that particular venue makes sense: “Augusta members will surely embrace their wayward superstar. Just walk into the clubhouse, don a green jacket, and all is forgotten.”

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