Saturday, January 20, 2007
If you've ever wanted to send David Feherty a question or comment, here's your chance! David is putting down his mike to answer your E-mails in his mailbag column for GOLFONLINE.

Click here to send him your best question or comment. (Note: Letters may be edited for clarity and length).

I'm one pissed off Canadian golf fan, and I need some answers from the oracle of golf. But since Gary McCord doesn't have a column like this, I'll just ask you. Just kidding, you da man! I don't know if you caught the's interview with Canadian Mike Weir after the final round of the U.S. Open. I'd like your honest opinion of a shamefully bizarre tactic employed by the USGA during the final round. Weir commented on how the greens on the back nine were being watered every other group. So when Weir played certain holes, the greens were harder than when the next group played them after an immediate watering. This is absurdly unfair. I mean, get real. How can that occur in an Open? I wonder what Weir's playing partner, American Jeff Maggert, thought of the whole thing, and I also wonder if they were watered for Phil Mickelson and not others, say Goosen and Els. I'm really hoping you can use your access to information to find out which holes were watered, why and for whom?
-- Fred, Great White North

Re the U.S. Open, any word on how the members of Shinnecock have reacted to the USGA killing their golf course? One would expect that the attack attorneys have already been retained.
-- Don Lewthwaite

While I have always liked your commentary on the course, I have been really impressed with your knowledge of the trees. Instead of saying, "he has to get over that big tree on the corner," you'll actually identify exactly what kind of tree it is. Where did you learn that?
-- Tom Timmons, Woodland, Wash.

What is this shaved eyebrow and ham sandwich deal you talk about in your commercial? My husband and I are intrigued.
-- Helen Michlik, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Which golf courses you have designed besides National in Turkey?
-- Martti Ratia, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Now that Phil Mickelson has won his major, whose turn is it in the barrel?
-- George Burger, New Jersey

Four of us are playing golf in Ireland in August. Since we're closer to as old as God's dog than we may care to admit, we regularly visit trees along the fairway, as per the U.S. custom of purging last night's recreational beverages and today's coffee. Is such acceptable conduct on Irish courses? I don't mind being the "ugly American," and surely, wherever we are, we've been thrown out of worse. But I'd be loath to get the gate for avoidable stupidity; particularly if I happened to have parred a few consecutive holes.
-- Steve S.

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