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10:58 AM ET 03.20 | If you have been following news from India, perhaps you are aware of the unfortunate, and totally uncalled for, incident that took place involving my swing coach Amritinder Singh at the Milan airport. We were checking into the domestic flight when the security officials stopped Amritinder and asked him to take off his turban. Now Amritinder is a practicing Sikh, and the turban has immense religious significance for us. No self-respecting Sikh will ever go out in public with exposed hair. The world over, airport security officials do pat the turban with their hand-held scanners, but they never try to take it off -- especially in public. We were not going against any established airport security norms. Amritinder was fully willing to go through the X-rays. It was simply a case of harassment.

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March 20, 2011  11:27 AM ET

I'm guessing he didn't lose a family member on 9/11.

March 20, 2011  05:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm guessing he didn't lose a family member on 9/11.

time 2 lose the turban, no shame in being bald...

March 20, 2011  08:46 PM ET

And this is golf news because??????

March 21, 2011  12:16 AM ET

It was simply a case of harassment?
Get over it.

March 21, 2011  07:29 AM ET

Cry us a river Jeev. I wouldn't give a bleep if your friggin swing coach had to stand **** in front of them with a bowl of curry in his hand.

That's what we all get for 9-11.

We all have to go through the ignominy of travel hassles now.

Besides, the way your playing, you might want to get another swing coach.

March 21, 2011  10:24 AM ET

I strongly want every single turban worn removed and checked before any plane is boarded. VJ is on crack if he can't see why this MUST happen.

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March 21, 2011  02:48 PM ET

If he wanted to do so he could have gone to a screened area to remove the turban and then replaced it. It was NOT harassment. I have a medical device and often have to go through the radar screen and have a pat-down. The guys who have to look at my naked body ought to get extra pay for it! I get sick and tired of listening to whiny**** complain about everything. If you don't like it, don't fly. You have no right to fly.

March 21, 2011  03:12 PM ET

As a citizen of Sacramento CA, this is particularly troubling. A few weeks back, two elderly Sikh gentlemen were taking their afternoon walk through a suburban neighborhood. The ignorance of some of these comments was reflected when as yet unknown shooters 'drove bye.' One man died at the scene and I believe the second remains seriously injured in the hospital. This is 'golf news' because it is NEWS involving Mr. Singh. It provides a moment to learn about Sikh culture and teach tolerance. The terrorists win every time an unthinking comment is made, every time we blame victims for our own stupidity.

March 21, 2011  05:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#29):

As a citizen of Sacramento CA, this is particularly troubling. A few weeks back, two elderly Sikh gentlemen were taking their afternoon walk through a suburban neighborhood. The ignorance of some of these comments was reflected when as yet unknown shooters 'drove bye.' One man died at the scene and I believe the second remains seriously injured in the hospital. This is 'golf news' because it is NEWS involving Mr. Singh. It provides a moment to learn about Sikh culture and teach tolerance. The terrorists win every time an unthinking comment is made, every time we blame victims for our own stupidity.

What in the Heck does that comment have to do with anything?

March 21, 2011  05:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#30):

What in the Heck does that comment have to do with anything?

answer = nadda

March 21, 2011  08:16 PM ET

Your kidding right, golf news? SI could you get much lower? You have my pity!

March 22, 2011  01:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#26):

I strongly want every single turban worn removed and checked before any plane is boarded. VJ is on crack if he can't see why this MUST happen.

Wrong Singh. VJ is from Fiji. This is Jeev Milkha from India.

March 28, 2011  12:21 AM ET

Is there any way to replace some of the spam with threads on Tiger? We hear almost nothing about him.

March 28, 2011  12:31 PM ET

I think he meant to say "swingh coach".

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April 7, 2011  05:35 PM ET

That is horrible, shame on them.

April 7, 2011  05:38 PM ET

I guess the ignorant and arrogant amongst US don't value our freedoms anymore, Marshall law here we come, intelligence and freedoms here we go. I like to think that my fellow citizens were a brighter bunch but people just make it so hard.

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