a very, very rich man) and as powerful as it gets, so it shouldn't be too surprising that Goodell is apparently a new member at Augusta National.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a rich man (check that ...
Goodell showed up for Thursday's first round of the Masters wearing a green members jacket. You're not allowed to just wear that, you have to be a member of the club or a former Masters winner, and unless Goodell beat Larry Mize in a playoff way back when and we just don't recall it, it must mean he's a member. Yahoo's Dan Wetzel tried speaking to Goodell in Augusta but he declined interview requests.
It makes sense that Goodell would join powerful folks like former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the uber-exclusive club. It also didn't take long for the jokes to start.
Spotted at Augusta National: newest member Roger Goodell in a green jacket. Will he fine golfers for hitting the ball too hard?— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) April 9, 2014
RT @gerrydulac Roger Goodell at Augusta National today, wearing his new green jacket. /does he have to move shot back 20 yds before he hits?— Jerry Micco (@PG_JerryMicco) April 9, 2014
If it's true that Roger Goodell is now an Augusta member, might not be long before the Drive, Punt, Chip, Pass, Putt and Kick competition.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) April 6, 2014
They'll eliminate Masters tee shots for patron safety. RT @gerrydulac: Augusta National has a new member -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.— Ryan Ballengee (@RyanBallengee) April 4, 2014
Roger Goodell is a new member at Augusta National, he's already plotting to ban mixing tea and lemonade.— Erik Sommers (@Tater596) April 4, 2014
Hey, jokes aside, it's a nice deal for Goodell. Not many of us would turn down the oppotunity if it presented itself and we made $44 million last year to cover the cost. It's good to be king.
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