Wednesday, August 27, 2008

one more reason to hate golf

I hate golf. It's boring to watch. Golf courses in places like Palm Springs are hideous wastes of water. And it's boring to watch.

And now, the LPGA is requiring that all of its golfers be able to speak English - now the official language of the LPGA. And they aren't even subtle about why - the economy is bad and the LPGA wants "sponsors to be able to interact with players and have a positive experience."

Because, you see, there are a bunch of Koreans on the tour. And apparently they speak Korean better than English. The penalty for not being able to pass an English competency test will be suspension from the tour.

Wouldn't it be easier for the LPGA just to require that its players be white? And not look too lesbian? Then they could save the hassle of dealing with English tests.

Since when did a sport that is allegedly a test of skills become something where you need to speak English? I'm not saying it may not be good for the international players to learn English when playing on the US tour. Speaking the language where you are playing or working is a benefit. But to suspend them if they don't is frankly bizarre.

What, the LPGA is taking instructions from the Republican Party?



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