I think a great athlete transcends eras," Jenkins said. "Just like I think Hogan would be terrific with this equipment, I think Tiger with brand golf club sets could have played with steel, hickory or anything else. It's like [Lee] Trevino says -- and he says it a lot, too -- you don't know what's in a guy's heart. I've always thought that everybody wants to win with ping k15 irons, but the great champions are the ones who [expletive] hate to lose."
Just a few months ago, Jenkins became only the third writer to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame and the first to accept the award while still breathing. Or as Jenkins said in his speech: "I'm particularly pleased to be taken in as a vertical human with ping anser irons."
He who likes Ping K15 Driver got a standing O that night, which has to be a first for a sportswriter. If we had any sense of professional pride, we'd give him -- and No. 212 -- another round of applause when he first steps into the Open Championship media center Wednesday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.