FOR JUNE 29, 2015
This is an article from the July 20, 2015 issue
To hear Sergio García and Ian Poulter complain about the conditions at Chambers Bay during the U.S. Open was a complete disgrace. Every player had to play on the same greens.
Chris Lang, Bethlehem, Pa.
The PGA plans to return the U.S. Open to Chambers Bay? The course was terrible for the players, caddies and spectators. The highlight was watching the course marshal hold up a sign trying to silence the passing freight trains.
George Mather, Brockville, Ont.
The latest evidence that Pete Rose lied about betting on baseball as a player shows just how much he compromised the game. Even if Rose only bet on his team to win, bookies would know that when he did not bet on his team, he believed they would lose. This is exactly the sort of inside tip that baseball forbids.
David Machlowitz, Westfield, N.J.
Jordan Spieth could very well be the American Pharoah of golf. If he should go on and capture the claret jug at the British Open, your next cover should be a shot of Spieth holding the reins of the Triple Crown winner.
If I were Alex Rodriguez, I wouldn't buy a home run baseball from a guy who says he caught 8,000 baseballs hit into the stands. Looking at Zack Hample's photo, I assume he started this well before he left the womb.
I agree with Michael Rosenberg's points about technology ruining fan balloting for the MLB All-Star Game. What sense does it make to be able to vote up to 35 times in one day?
Dusty Fors, Green Bay
In our Where Are They Now story about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (July 6--13), we stated that "a drug called Gleevec has allowed him to live a better life," successfully treating his leukemia. In fact, although he has used Gleevec, it is a different drug, Tasigna, that he credits with improving his life. Abdul-Jabbar is a spokesperson for Novartis, which manufactures both Gleevec and Tasigna.
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