Tiger the Hall and Queen Latifah


The readers AND the viewers write E-mails. And I respond:
From Skip Harmening: Tiger will be the first golfer in history to slide into his mid 40s with a lifetime history of fitness, diet, exercise, stretching etc.
My response: Its a scary thought. Does this mean Woods might not dip his toe into the Champions Tour pool until he is 60 years old? Just wondering.
From Chris Shibley: Good for her (Christina Kim). I only wish some of the Asian girls on the LPGA would break into a smile once in a while.
My response: Careful. Jan Stephenson got in a bit of hot water not that long ago for making sweeping generalizations. My take is that people have to be themselves. That having been said, Christina Kim, in terms of spirit and personality, is the Queen Latifah of the LPGA, and the LPGA is better off for the similarity.
From Bob Lee: This may be premature but better sooner than later'I am going to endeavor starting today to e-mail every prominent golf writer and pundit every six months for the purpose of promoting the induction of Tiger Woods into the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine sometime in 2010. By 34 or 35 how many records will Tiger hold?
My response: He set or tied 27 PGA Tour records in the year 2000 alone.
From Johnny Williams: I would just like to give a shout out to Miss Natalie Gulbis for coming to the Fields Open in Hawaii, and making my day. She is one of the most friendliest and beautifully young lady golfer that I have met. I hope she get to the top of the rating really fast.
My response: It is no accident that Gulbis already has her own TV show.
From Mark Desmaris: Audrey Hepburn played the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.
My response: This is a reference to the column last week in which I said Christina Kim, could have danced all night at the Oscars After parties two Sunday ago just like Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady. Several people have pointed out that Hepburn, not Andrews played that role. Actually Andrews played Doolittle in the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady. Hepburn played her in the subsequent film.
From Richard Swager: Does he (Camilo Villegas) pronounce his name VeeJAYgas, as on-air announcers do? Might it be VeeAAYGas? Not a big deal, but when I start to talk about him more and more often, Id like to get it right.
My response: The PGA Tours official 2006 media guide proclaims the proper pronunciation to be: b-JAY-gahs.
Email your thoughts to Brian Hewitt