May 22, 2003
Singh says Annika 'doesn't belong' on PGA Tour (USAToday.com)
And, true to his word, Vijay Singh did withdraw, claiming he had "errands" and "chores", etc that he had to do for his wife.
Today, Sorenstam shot a 71, which is one over par. A very respectable performance, and certainly a hell of a lot better than I could ever do, but still quite beatable by a lot of professional players on the PGA tour -- she's 7 strokes behind the leader, if I remember correctly. She may not even make the Friday cut, but I'm rooting for her..
You see, I'm no big fan of Golf, but I tuned in to parts of the tournament just out of curiosity. I fail to see how having Annika, or any other woman, play in a tourny hurts the game of golf. If anything, it attracts more viewers, publicity, etc and raises the quality of the game.
The PGA is for professional golfers. Its bylaws make no mention of gender (though, I hear that is being debated and may possibly change) in terms of who it allows to participate. As opposed to say, the WNBA or the LPGA that are specifically for naturally born women.
Frankly, this whole "controversy" thing is ridiculous. Rock on, Annika. And Vijay's a wuss. Plain and simple.
Posted by bard at May 22, 2003 04:04 PM
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Anyone know how I can get my hands on a copy of the PGA bylaws?