Cultural Affirmative Action and Golf

Selwyn Duke
Whatever happened to that 14-year-old Asian golf phenom who aspired to play the PGA Tour? She made tens of millions of dollars based on hype, and he became the youngest player to every make a tour cut. No, that's not a typo. He is Guan Tianlang, the Chinese golf sensation who just made the cut in the Masters -- one of the world's most prestigious and competitive golf tournaments -- and now made the cut again in his very next appearance, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. She is Michelle Wie, the erstwhile phenom who was hailed and then failed, never making a PGA cut despite talking bigger than Tianlang's accomplishment. And their different treatment by the media speaks volumes about the left's hold on society. When the 6'1", 14-year-old Wie hit the scene around 2004, she was lauded as an Amazon sports-womyn for the ages who would break sex barriers in golf and show the boys a thing or two. The media just loved the narrative, providing exposure that made her famous beyond golf's fan...(Read Full Post)

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