Religious Golf Battle
The Pope met with the Cardinals to discuss a challenge from Shimon Peres, the former leader of Israel.
“Your holiness,” said one of the Cardinals, “Shimon Peres wants to challenge you to a golf match to determine whether Catholics or Jews are superior.” The Pope was greatly disturbed, in all his years on the earth he had never picked up a golf club.
“Not to worry,” said the Cardinal, “we’ll call the U.S 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, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of his success in the match. “I came in second, your Holiness,” said Nicklaus.
“Second?!!” exclaimed the surprised Pope. “You came in second to Shimon Peres?!!”
“No,” said Nicklaus, “second to Rabbi Woods.”