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Another Reason to Watch The Masters


Or any pro golf for that matter: PGA Tour players are overwhelmingly
conservative. From a ‘Sports Illustrated’ interview
with lead CBS Masters commentator, Jim Nantz:

SI: An SI poll found that almost 90 percent of Tour players said
invading Iraq was a good idea, and zero had seen Brokeback Mountain.
Is there something beyond socioeconomics going on? Something about
golf that suits a conservative temperament?

JN: I don’t think golf gives you a political bent.

SI: Is it about control? Focus? Discipline?

JN: Golf is an individual sport. You have to be disciplined. Not that
I’m saying liberals are undisciplined. I’ll give you my political
leanings when I run for office in a couple of years. But do I
substitute the word discipline for conservative? Maybe. Guys in golf
aren’t hanging out in bars late at night, by and large, or trying to
find the great nightclub at this week’s Tour stop. If you do, you
won’t succeed. So it’s a regimented group. You need discipline to get
to the Tour in the first place. You need discipline to hit balls, to
train. Nobody’s going to cover for you out there — it’s just you.

(Thanks, e-mailer Tom.)