Honor, Glory And
10 Million Bucks
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FedEx Cup Frenzy ( 8-11)
There was enough Solheim Cup drama
at Killeen Castle in Ireland Sunday to make
even the ghost of Samuel Ryder blush.
Storylines were everywhere. Heroines
abounded. Rain pounded. Shrieks of joy
sounded. And rumors of the Cup’s demise
turned out to be totally unfounded.
There was the thrill of victory for Europe,
whose women rallied late to wrest the
Cup away from the incumbent and favored
Americans, 15-13. And there was the agony
of defeat for the U.S., whose team mem-
bers will long wonder “what if” team leader
Cristie Kerr’s wrist hadn’t come up injured,
forcing her to concede the final point of the
12 singles matches.
Later the same day in Atlanta, the men
thrusted and parried at East Lake for the
right to 10 million American dollars, an
amount that would make even the ghost of
Bobby Jones blush.
The winner was the pedigreed Bill Haas.
And until a supercomputer spat out the
final totals you needed a Ph. D. in Euclidian
geometry with a Masters in Boolean algebra
to have any clue what was going on in the
dying moments of the final day of regulation
of a FedEx Cup playoff system that would be
more exciting if it was less complicated.
Anyway, if the $10 million Haas bagged
for winning the playoffs wasn’t
$1.44 million he made for winning the tour-
nament proper wouldn’t even pay the taxes
on the former amount.
All of which is why God invented tax
attorneys and accountants.
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