Originally Posted by dougdirt
Integrity, by definition is adhering to moral and ethical principles. To have moral character.
You can't claim that when you didn't have an African-American member until 1990, and then it was only because the PGA was breathing down your neck or that you didn't have a female member until 2012. There is no integrity there.
Perhaps it's a fool's errand to engage in a war of semantics here, but what the heck - it's Saturday.
I know the classical definition of the word "integrity." But ask your average person on the street what it means. In the parlance of our times, (to steal a phrase from the movie after which I am known here) most people equate integrity with honesty. In that context, what the guy said was not egregious.
And if we want to approach this via the classical, literal definition of the word...well, Augusta National was founded upon a code of "white men playing the game of golf the right way." Other than the fact that Tiger doesn't fit the classical definition of a "white man," they're covered here as well.