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Ray Halbritter: Selfish Fool or Reckless Dreamer

By Luke Kerr-Dineen On July - 31 - 2010

Just when we thought those nasty greedy capitalists couldn’t get more annoying, they stick their hand in the cookie jar and snatch the last treat away from the general golfing public; Ray Halbritter announced last week he would grant himself a sponsor’s exemption to play in next week’s PGA Tour event.

Halbritter’s company is the title sponsor, so he’ll of course argue that he has the right to grant a sponsor's exemption to whomever he may wants and, being an avid golfer himself, why not give it a go?

“It’s just a dream,” Halbritter said in an interview. “I had a conversation with the people in charge—myself—and I got lucky and got approved to play.”

Halbritter actually drew a few laughs from the gallery in the process. Yet just consider what he’s done in pursuing his new-found “dream.”

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