The Golf Match
The Pope met with the Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Shimon
Peres, leader of the Jewish nation.
"Your holiness," said one of the Cardinals, "Mr. Peres wants to
determine whether Jews or Catholics are superior by challenging
you to a golf match." The Pope was greatly disturbed, as he had
never held a golf club in his life. "Not to worry," said the
Cardinal, "We'll call America and talk to Jack Nicklaus. We'll
make him a Cardinal, he can play Shimon Peres....we can't lose!"
Everyone 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, "Cardinal Nicklaus" reported to the
Vatican to inform the Pope of the results of the match. "I came in
second, your holiness," said Nicklaus.
"Second!?" exclaimed the surprised Pope. "You came in second to
"No," Nicklaus said, "second to Rabbi Tiger Woods."