Mrs. Doubtfire, or as many people know him, Colin Montgomerie won’t be playing in The Masters this year. He’s complaining in the media about the fact that three Asian players have been invited to play in The Masters who are ranked 80th, 93rd and 111th. Monty is ranked 75th in the world.
I get his point, but business is business. The Masters needs an Asian draw for TV. And, it never helps anyone to go against the Augusta National – Masters establishment. You’ll lose every time.
First, I don’t how he could say that Jeev Milkha Singh isn’t worthy of playing in the Masters. Singh has played very well for the last two or three years.
Second, didn’t the Masters begin with Bobby Jones sending invitations to players to ask them to play in the event? What’s wrong with the Masters committee inviting people to play?
Third, I’ve always said that the World Ranking system is screwed up and needs to be revamped.
Fourth, Monty sounds just like Shaun Micheel who whined about not getting into one of the WGC events I think last year. The obvious answer is: play better and qualify.
Fifth, I have a problem with the guys who win the tournaments that come after the Tour championship not getting the Masters exemption like the guys who win the tournaments before the Tour Championship do. I don’t hear anyone complaining about that.