I left my mind ... in a wee burn in Carnoustie
“My whole point is where do we draw the line?” Van de Velde asked, and called the rule change a farce.
“If we accept that women can enter our tournaments, then it applies that men can play with women,” he said.
The commercial playing the hole with a putter was funny. Sure it took him eight tries to play the hole in few enough strokes to avoid the playoff that cost him the Open Championship. This? With what is Jean lacing his escargot?
Women can enter men’s tournaments at the highest level because they are not as good as men. Is this sexist? No. Women golfers are talented, but due to that upper-body/strength thing, they don’t hit the ball as far. Do you belong to a club where junior golfers can’t play in the club championship? If they are allowed, will you petition to play in the junior match, medal, or pacifier? Of course not.
Van de Velde is missing the entire matter by not recognizing that times are changing, that the lines are blurring, but only to a certain extent. I for one have no desire to see a frenchman shave his legs and don a kilt. That sounds like the title of a country song gone wild.
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