When demonstrators protested the men-only policy of Augusta National Golf Club during this year's Masters tournament, one counterprotester held a sign that read "Iron My Shirt!" This unpressed scholar apparently was implying (among other things) that women ought not to play a "man's game." Well, everyone knows that women do play great golf -- for huge money, all the time. And this week, the 20 best female golfers in the world will come to Houston for the Samsung World Championship, vying for $800,000 in total prize money. The lineup is a who's who of great golfers, including No. 1-ranked Annika Sorenstam, the first woman in 58 years to play in a men's Professional Golfers Association event; Se Ri Pak, the long-hitting Korean phenom; Hilary Lunke, the Ladies Professional Golfers Association's feel-good, out-of-nowhere story; Beth Daniel, winner of the first World Championship -- 23 years ago; and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, a 2003 major champion playing five months pregnant, a claim that not even Tiger Woods can make. Yes, the only irons these women will be using are numbered on the club head. 9 a.m. Monday, October 6, through Friday, October 10. 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11. 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 12. Tournament Players Course, Woodlands Resort, 2301 North Millbend Drive. For information, call... More >>>