This is a tough subject, because I really like Ernie.
But the rules are clear, so no exemption. Do we give an exemption to guy number 51 on the money list? No. Do we still invite Greg Norman, also a popular guy? No
. You have to earn your way in, and Ernie knows this. He isn't lobbying ata ll, so there shouldn't be all this chatter to stir things up. He knows what he needs to do, and as a true gentleman, he won't be complaining if he doesn't earn it.