Kelly Tilghman's comments have golf bloggers in a frenzy
Well, there has definitely been some controversy in the world of golf lately! Kelly Tilghman’s remark about how young golfers should lynch Tiger Woods in the back alley has gotten everyone’s attention, especially golf bloggers! Here’s what some of them are saying about The Golf Channel’s gaffe.
The always-excellent Sports Law Blog points out that it’s no laughing matter:
“None of the excuses can excuse a joke that ties lynching with an African American because it dismisses and insults those who care about unjustified brutal killings. Historians note that between 1889 and 1918, a total of 2,522 black Americans were lynched, 50 of them women.”
The Golf Blog takes a look at why the intent of Tilghman’s “lynch” Tiger comment doesn’t matter.
Over at Fan Nation, they report that Fuzzy Zoeller has some helpful advice for Tilghman.
Bill Wolfrum takes a drastic stance - with only one African-American on the PGA Tour, why not remove him to remove the problem of racism in golf.
Robert Thompson wonders how this Golf Channel drama would have played out if Tilghman were male.
Chris Baldwin is tired of people saying that Tilghman went to Duke so she should have known better.
If you haven’t seen Tilghman’s comments live, Golf’s Daily Slice has the video.
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