Surprise! Plane Towing Tiger Banners Grounded

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that the airplane that towed three banners over Augusta National Golf Club mocking Tiger Woods during The Masters Thursday has been grounded from similar use today.

Photo: Tiger Did You Mean Bootyism?

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in a statement that the plane was found to have minor mechanical issues and that the aircraft was being returned to Ohio for repairs.

So what was the problem?

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Tiger Banners: 3 More To Go, Airport Revealed

Yesterday three banners were towed by a plane above Augusta National Golf Club during The Masters mocking Tiger Woods. I’ve learned that three more aerial signs are scheduled for Friday.

Tiger Woods Masters Banners: Airport Found

(Bootyism:’s newest official word)

The FAA has confirmed that it has no jurisdiction over the content of the banners, nor does the golf club. The only restrictions on the banners are that they are flown from above 2,500 feet and beyond two miles from the course itself.

All three Augusta-area airports have denied hosting the plane towing the banner, but I have located the airstrip that is providing the runway for the aircraft.

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