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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:57 PM

Condoleezza Rice is playing at the AT&T Pro-Am

Pebble Beach --Condoleezza Rice's first name comes from the Italian musical term con dolcezza - "with sweetness." That was how Rice played her round Thursday at Pebble Beach on the first day of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. She was all smiles and nods to the galleries, backslaps and friendly chatter with her group.

And that's how Rice, intentionally or not, is quietly helping change the face of golf for women and people of color. She keeps popping up at golf clubs and in tournaments that were once fortresses of the white, male ruling elite.

This week, for Rice, it's all about playing golf, con dolcezza, although there were a few sour moments Thursday, like Rice's tee shot on No. 6 that clonked off the forehead of a woman in the gallery, drawing blood. (The injury proved minor.)

Mostly, the former secretary of state and national security adviser in George W. Bush's administration, and current Stanford professor, was all sunshine, like the weather. Pebble Beach on a day like Thursday is so nice that it's almost sickening.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/ostler/article/Condoleezza-Rice-changing-face-of-golf-4261900.php



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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:34 PM

1. Not one mention that she's A WAR CRIMINAL

 

How convenient that a tiny-weenie little insignificant thing like HORRENDOUS CRIMES is purposely not mentioned.

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Response to just1voice (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:02 PM

3. It's the Chronicle's sports page that's why..

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:56 PM

2. I didn't know she was back at Stanford teaching..

though she's been shown on the sidelines during last year's football season. Guess I don't pay attention. Jim Harbaugh was paired with Matt Cain...who said the club he used to hit the ball into McCovey Cove just before his perfect game, is no longer in his bag...it's at home for safe keeping.

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