- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 5, 2007

The area’s other major daily was the only media outlet that brought up gender politics at Billy Payne’s introductory press conference as the club’s new general chairman. Payne, of course, responded with the standard party line about membership policies remaining strictly confidential. Keep beating that Barbaro. Martha Burk and her agenda are dead to the golf-loving public, but that won’t stop some from choking everyone’s Masters jones with politics.

• The Rover actually commends the Quigleys for the sentimental naming of their first child, Lillian Sage Augusta, who was born early Wednesday morning, allowing father Brett to jet back to Augusta from Jupiter, Fla., for the opening round. As a name, “Augusta” isn’t impossibly sappy, because it is a) not her first name b) a real name, actually owned by other humans and c) spelled correctly. On Tuesday night, the Rover noticed a name he couldn’t sanction, Rutgers women’s basketball player Epiphanny Prince. Memo to Mom and Dad: please consult the dictionary for an epiphany.

Barker Davis

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