In this week’s episode of the PostCast, Sean Fairholm and Cassie Stein discuss the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Tex., Marc Leishman’s heroics, the Palmer Cup and what lies ahead in this week’s schedule.
The co-hosts are joined by The Post’s LPGA Tour insider Steve Eubanks, who shines light on an issue few like to bring up: If we hold Muirfield Golf Club and Kasumigaseki Country Club to a high standard, why are most silent when the European Tour is played in places where all women — not just golfers unable to join a male-only club — are treated poorly? Eubanks explains:
“The morality laws in the Middle East are far more draconian than they are anywhere else and I for the life of me can’t understand that if you are going to make social issues a part of the fabric of golf — and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Muirfield decision — then you have to include places like Dubai and Qatar and other countries the tour visits.”
Eubanks then delves in to Tiger’s new book about the 1997 Masters. Tiger, now 41, takes a sometimes regretful view of how he acted as a 21-year-old star, but there is one salient characteristic Woods has always possessed. Emulate that one, says Eubanks:
“The one thing I have always admired about him from the very beginning when he was a 20-year-old winning U.S. Amateurs is that he has been as colorblind as anybody I have ever been around. He couldn’t care less what race you are. He just completely divorces himself from all of that, almost to the point where he doesn’t understand why anyone else makes a big deal out of it.”
Come back next week to the PostCast as we talk golf with Stephen Gosktowski, Super Bowl-winning place kicker for the New England Patriots.
Listen to the PostCast on SoundCloud right here:
Prefer iTunes? Click to listen here and subscribe on iTunes.