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    Women in Mens Golf

    Women are now playing in mens golf, which seems kinda stupid to me cause there is a womens tour and that seems thelogical place for them to play... i mean if women can play in mens sport why cant men play im womens sport... injustice... what do others think of women playing in mens sports comps
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    I've got no problem with it. If the women can compete with the men (without disgracing themselves) then they should be allowed.
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    Re: Women in Mens Golf

    Originally posted by age_master
    Women are now playing in mens golf, which seems kinda stupid to me cause there is a womens tour and that seems thelogical place for them to play... i mean if women can play in mens sport why cant men play im womens sport... injustice... what do others think of women playing in mens sports comps
    I don't think there are rules against men playing in womens' golf tourneys. It's just that no men would want to play in womens' golf tourneys.
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    Re: Re: Women in Mens Golf

    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I don't think there are rules against men playing in womens' golf tourneys. It's just that no men would want to play in womens' golf tourneys.
    Much easier to win it - it opens a big can of worms for me.

    I don't have a problem with it, per se, but I'm not comfortable with the women-exclusive tour as well as the women players forcing 1/2 men out the mens' tour events.
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    I just think it shows what sexist biggots these golfers are. I have lost complete respect for Vijay Singh and Greg Norman who was one of my favorite golfers.
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    The point had nothing to do with sexism.

    The point was that women were taking up places on the mens tour whilst they still had their own exclusive tour thereby denying other professionals their living.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    The point had nothing to do with sexism.

    The point was that women were taking up places on the mens tour whilst they still had their own exclusive tour thereby denying other professionals their living.
    So that's why certain players are threatening to quit the tour? That's why Vijay in particular went off and rambled insanely about how women just arn't strong enough to play in Men's golf...

    Yes, whatever :rolleyes:

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    Where did you find that?

    "This is a man's tour, and there are guys out there trying to make a living," he said. "It's not a ladies' tour. If she wants to play, or any woman for that matter, if they want to play the men's tour, they should qualify to play like everybody else."

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Where did you find that?

    "This is a man's tour, and there are guys out there trying to make a living," he said. "It's not a ladies' tour. If she wants to play, or any woman for that matter, if they want to play the men's tour, they should qualify to play like everybody else."
    In several articals he wrote on the matter? I remember several people being quite angry with Vijay after that.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    "This is a man's tour, and there are guys out there trying to make a living," he said. "It's not a ladies' tour. If she wants to play, or any woman for that matter, if they want to play the men's tour, they should qualify to play like everybody else."
    Well AFAIK, Sörenstam got an invitation, and accepted it. Same for Michelle Wie. It's not their fault that the tour organisers wan them to play, is it?

    Seriously, I can't see the problem. As long as they don't get routed, they should be allowed to play.
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    Rik - find the article where he "went off and rambled insanely about how women just arn't strong enough to play in Men's golf..." and I'll believe you.

    I don't have a problem with it but it calls into question the right of an exclusive women-only tour.

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    Originally posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Well AFAIK, Sörenstam got an invitation, and accepted it. Same for Michelle Wie. It's not their fault that the tour organisers wan them to play, is it?

    Seriously, I can't see the problem. As long as they don't get routed, they should be allowed to play.
    Yeah thats fine sam but how would you feel if you were the golfer who missed out on the tournament because the sponsors/hosts invited a women to play.. i mean you would be pretty ****ed...
    For those guys who miss out, it is a big thing to them, that could mean the difference between a poor year and a good year...

    The thing here is Anika, Michelle and all the rest don't need the money, they are getting paid heaps, but the poor old fringe golfer is the unlucky one....

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    Originally posted by Blewy
    The thing here is Anika, Michelle and all the rest don't need the money, they are getting paid heaps, but the poor old fringe golfer is the unlucky one....
    Actually Michelle Wie still gets her pocket money, I believe :P

    Of course, that is a valid point. However, there is about 40 tournaments on the men's tour - so how could it be tragic for the fringe golfer? They are contracted to the tour, and that should give them about 10 tournaments to play each year (correct me if I'm wrong here?)

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    To retain their card they need to win a fair amount of money - if this chance is removed then they miss out on the chance to make the money to retain their card and therefore their livelihood.
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Rik - find the article where he "went off and rambled insanely about how women just arn't strong enough to play in Men's golf..." and I'll believe you.
    This arguement isn't that important so if you want to read it, just look for it

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