Q&A on the News

Q: I hear they want to change Freedom Parkway’s name to honor U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Where can we write to Lewis to tell him how much we appreciate his good service?

—Mike Kornegay, Atlanta

A: Letters can be mailed to Lewis’ Atlanta office at 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 1920, Atlanta, GA 30303. While the Georgia congressman welcomes feedback through the mail, Lewis’ website (johnlewis.house.gov) notes that this is the slowest way to reach him, as each letter must be scanned for security purposes. Lewis also can be reached by email through a form on his website (johnlewis.house.gov/contact-me/email).

Q: What are some of the factors that determine a major golf tournament?

—Ray White, Woodstock

A: The history of the majors has evolved, but the modern era began in 1934 when the Masters was founded, Ryan Lavner, a senior writer for Golf Channel, told Q&A on the News. Arnold Palmer in 1960 came up with the idea of the Grand Slam, so that a player could capture the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, either in a single season or throughout the course of his career.

“Majors are typically the most demanding tests, designed to push players to the brink physically, mentally and even spiritually; but each has its own personality,” Lavner wrote in an email. “The Masters has the most electric back nine in golf. The U.S. Open, historically, features narrow fairways, thick rough and rock-hard, fast greens. The British Open’s biggest defense is the weather. And the PGA Championship is essentially an amped-up PGA Tour event, with a slightly more difficult setup.”

Fast Copy News Service wrote this column; Dillon Thompson contributed. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

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