JIM FURYK: Well, see, that, I have a problem with that argument in that it's a sponsor's spot. It's not really their spot. ESPN asked me a question yesterday, was I surprised that she was in the field again this year, and I said, hey, if anyone was going to have a surprise, it would have been last year. After the attention she had gained and the notoriety that she had gained and the attention the tournament gained probably not only nationwide but worldwide, it was a no-brainer. You just expected that she would be in the field again because it was such good publicity and such a good thing for this golf tournament. I would expect that she would be here. If she played somewhere else, I guess instead of answering for the rest of the field, I don't really have a problem with it.
When I was a mini-tour player, it maybe would have said, geez -- I like sponsor exemption's when I was a mini tour player I liked sponsor's exemptions to go to golf professionals because those guys were trying to make a living, but an exception where a guy has won the U.S. Amateur or an exception like Michelle Wie, I don't care who you put in this field as a sponsor's exemption, no one will gain one third the attention that she's going to gain with her sponsor's exemption. So it's just a no-brainer that she's in the field. Will it bother some players if she got an exemption somewhere else? I'm sure it would. I'm not one of those people.
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