Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tiger on his religion

If you ever wondered where Tiger Woods comes down on religion, check out this item from the NY Post's gossip page, Page Six.

Tiger Woods got ambushed by an evangelical guest of Nike on Oct. 9 during an exclusive golf outing for top business and entertainment executives.

According to our spy, 30 people - including Clear Channel Radio CEO Mark Mays, Louis Vuitton North America chief Daniel LaLonde and Details magazine editor Daniel Peres - gathered at the Trump golf course in Los Angeles for the 2006 "Tee It Up With Tiger Woods" event, which included a private golf session and lunch with the living legend. "

During the lunch, there was a Q&A session with Woods, and most people were asking about their swings or golf questions," our source said. "Until some guy - a guest of Nike - stood up and said, 'Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? And if not, prayfully, would you?' "

The source added, "You could have heard a pin drop. People were mortified. But Tiger was as unflappable as he is on the golf course and responded, 'My father was a Christian - of course Christianity was part of my life - but my mother is Asian and Buddhism was also part of my childhood, so I practice both faiths respectfully.' "

Monday, October 16, 2006

Who makes what in golf?

If you want some juicy reading, the November issue of Golf Digest is devoted to the money in golf. Included is a list of who makes how much money. Here's a sampling:

Tim Finchem, PGA Tour commish, $4,067,318

Joe Steranka, CEO of PGA of America, $600,000

David Fay, Exec. Dir of the USGA, $575,468

Carolyn Bivens, LPGA commish, $525,000

Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Exec. Dir of the First Tee, $404,062

Dick Rugge, Senior technical dir of USGA, $385,482

Rick George, President, Champions Tour, $322,269

Marty Parkes, Senior dir of communcations for USGA, $200,069

Jim Nantz, CBS, $4.3 million

Nick Faldo
, ABC, $900,000

Kelly Tilghman, Golf Channel, $375,000

Kraig Kahn, Golf Channel, $315,000