The green divide


Charles Howell III is not the most political guy on the PGA Tour and having grown up in the shadow of Augusta National he is well aware that the powers that be at the Masters make their own rules. But on Sunday at Sea Island he took a shot at the expanding gulf between the circuit’s haves and have nots.

“Somehow (Fall Series events) got classified with an invisible asterisk besides them,” Howell said on Sunday at the McGladrey Classic. “If you win some of these tournaments, you should get in the Masters. How you can make a decision where if a guy wins a Fall Series event he's not in the Masters. I don't understand that. You look at the field we have this week. Sometimes decisions like that are made that aren't the best decisions.”

For the record, only one of the four 2009 Fall Series champions (Matt Kuchar Turning Stone Resort Championship) played this year’s Masters.