Pope met with the Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Ariel Sharon, leader
of the Jewish nation.
holiness," said one of the Cardinals,"Mr. Peres wants to determine
whether Jews or Catholics are superior by challenging you to a golf match."
Pope was greatly disturbed as he had never picked up a golf club in his life.
to worry," said the Cardinal, "We'll call America and talk to Jack
make him a Cardinal, he can play Ariel Sharon...we can't lose!"
agreed it was a good idea. The call was made and, of course, Jack was honored
and agreed to play. The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican
to inform the Pope of his success in the match.
came in second, your Holiness," said Nicklaus.
exclaimed the surprised Pope. "You came in second to Ariel Sharon!"
said Nicklaus, "second to Rabbi Woods."