There were the two university investigations into Giuliani’s complaints that are likewise acknowledged. But these were just shams, don’t you know? There’s also the fact that the beleaguered coach put Giuliani’s fate in the hands of his teammates and they, not surprisingly, nixed him.
Actually, this may be one area where Giuliani has a point about a cover-up, assuming you believe that team success takes a back seat to rampant self-interest. College kids have an undeveloped sense of right, but it’s also worth noting that completely missing from the lawsuit are any allegations that Giuliani was one of the better players on the team. He wasn’t.
Indeed, according to the New York Times, Giuliani was averaging around 74.5 strokes per round, which put him in the bottom half of the team anyway. Not to get all technical or anything, but Andrew Kim, who just turned 23 (the same age as Giuliani) is averaging just under 71 strokes per round, on the toughest courses and under the most difficult conditions. For the non-golfers out there, these 3.5 strokes per round is roughly the difference between a PGA Tour pro and the guy who finishes first or second in the scratch flight at his local club championship. In other words, Giuliani better have a back-up plan because the Tour isn’t in his future.
We live in a society where parents live so vicariously through the perceived successes of their children so litigation hardly surprises. What is interesting to note is that Giuliani was specific in news reports that his more famous dad wasn’t involved in this lawsuit. Little surprise there. The guess is that the older Giuliani, a big personal responsibility type who probably chafed at the idea of this lawsuit, told him to get over it by offering the golf version of the “how do you get to Carnegie Hall?” joke. Practice.