A handful of high school SAT Prep coaches from around North Florida are expected to descend on Ponte Vedra next week in a protest that has Commissioner Tim Finchem and other high-ranking Tour officials on edge.
According to FORE RIGHT'S anonymous source, the SAT coaches are sick and tired of the Tour's continued use of the term "island green" to describe the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass when it's "obviously" a peninsula green. Said the source: "An island is completely surrounded by water, while a peninsula is a piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with the mainland by an isthmus. The 17th is clearly the latter, not the former," then added, "Latter meaning the last thing mentioned and former meaning the first thing."
The SAT coaches are blaming the PGA Tour's actions for a dip in English test scores in their region, specifically citing an analogy question from last June's SAT that read, "ISLAND : NOTHING :: PENINSULA : _____. "The answer was obviously 'land,' but most of our students picked 'sneaker.' 'Sneaker.' That's just stupid."
The coaches plan to bring awareness to their cause by staging a sit-in on the island green during Thursday's round, a sit-in they point out will be easy to pull off since they won't need a boat to get there.