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Annika Sorenstam to play in Colonial PGA event

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by LANMaster, Feb 13, 2003.

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Should Annika Sorenstam (or any woman) play in a men's PGA event?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Annika Sorenstam (LPGA's best golfer) will play with the men at the PGA Colonial golf tournament.

    Should she be allowed?

    I say NO!

    But probably not for the reasons you might attribute to me.

    I will hold my reason why she shouldn't play for a few days just to see if anyone else comes up with the real reason this is a very bad thing.
    ;)
     
  2. marioh

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    If she's playing from the men's tees, then I don't have any problems with her playing.
    If she's playing from the women's tees, then she doesn't belong in a men's tourny.
     
  3. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    She'll be playing from the Men's tees.

    And it is already scheduled. She will play.
     
  4. marioh

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    Then I have no problem with that.
    But since she is playing the men's tourny, wouldn't it be fair to allow a pro male golfer to play in a woman's tourny (i wonder how low of a score tiger could shoot from the women's tees) ?
    Or is some form of reverse sexism in play here where the women can play on men's tourny's, but men can't play on the women's tourny ?
     
  5. GreenIs

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    Oh for goodness sake its only golf....lol

    I'd disagree if it was mens hockey or american football where it is a physical sport, but golf... come on...:rolleyes:
     
  6. marioh

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    After doing some thinking about it, I've changed my mind.
    She shouldn't be allowed on the men's tour (unless it's a pro-am or some other sort of charity tourny).

    It defeats the entire purpose of having men's and women's golf leagues.
     
  7. Rockn

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    I am sure you are going to say she shouldn't be allowed to play because of tradition or some archaic reason like that. Or is it for the fact she has different equipment? Do blacks play at your country club or do they have to play at the public courses?? When will the men start playing on the LPGA tour....some of those women are pretty butch so what's the difference.


    Just read something about her long game...
     
  8. Mulderator

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    Well, I think the point made about men being permitted to play on the women's tourney is a valid one. Let's face it, if men were permitted to play in that tourney, not one woman would likley qualify for any prize money or very little if they did. I think its discrimanatory to permit a woman to play on the man's tourney and not the other way around. You can't have it both ways.
     
  9. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Women play from the blue tees in the LPGA as well, I think.

    P.S. Nobody's hit yet on the real reason why this is a terrible thing.
     
  10. jakoval

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    Unless they decide to change the name to the MPGA, I don't see why she shouldn't play.
     
  11. ComputerFix

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    That was my question....

    Not a golfer, but as I understand it, there are women's, men's, then pro tee points. The pro does not denote male or female, and I always assumed that both played from there in pro golf.

    Half of me says no seperation, you wanna play pro, then you play pro, not male pro, not female pro.

    The other half says if we want "seperate but equal", then men can mosey over to the LPGA just like women mosey onto the PGA.

    "Special" privilages do not promote equality, whether it be sports or employment (which are one in the same in this case).
     
  12. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Valid point CFix. And I agree with it.

    But that is not why I think this is such a terrible idea.

    And here's why;

    I watch some golf on TV PGA and LPGA and sometimes USGA and European.

    My main concern is how this decision will harm women's golf.

    The LPGA has made great strides in the last 10 years, and the purses and sponsorships have been growing at a professional sports rate. The purses and sponsorships in the LPGA (though still way below the Men's level) are higher than most other Women's sports. (possibly even the highest paying Women's athletic organization)

    Admitting women into the Men's PGA will do permanent damage to the LPGA. Perhaps even destroy it completely.

    Somebody tell me how that can possibly advance the cause of women!

    This is the stupidest thing to come down the road in quite some time. The women's groups that are supporting this are shooting themselves in the foot, and I hate to see it.

    :mad:
     
  13. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Yes, you're right, and now there is a double standard. The LPGA won't stand for Tiger Woods playing at an LPGA event. Yet, they are letting Annika play in a Men's tournament.

    Why not have a CEPGA (Co-Ed PGA) all on its own.
    I'll tell you why not. Because it won't attract the top golfers because the purse and sponsorships would be too low for the top golfers, male or female.

    That is what I forsee happening to the LPGA if this political correctness succeeds. The harm this will do to the LPGA makes me furious!:mad:
     
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