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WHO SAID IT?
Seth Davis
May 26, 2003
Everyone seems to have weighed in on the great debate: Is Annika Sorenstam's playing in the Colonial a good or a bad thing? Match the opinion with the professional golfer who offered it.
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May 26, 2003

Who Said It?

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Everyone seems to have weighed in on the great debate: Is Annika Sorenstam's playing in the Colonial a good or a bad thing? Match the opinion with the professional golfer who offered it.

1 "If [Tour players] think she can't make the cut, that's one less person to beat, isn't it?"

2 "I don't care what your race or gender is. Bring your golf clubs and go play. I can't imagine five years ago, if Annika had said she wanted to play on the regular Tour, that she'd be welcome. Today, I think she is very welcome."

3 "I think she'll definitely make the cut and finish around 20th. How will I do? I hope 19th or better."

4 "You can't mix oil and water. She's a woman. I'm a man. She's a great women's player. Blah, blah, blah. But I don't walk around being nine months pregnant."

5 "I don't think there's a whole lot of shame in getting beat by the best player on the LPGA tour, but I don't want it to happen to me."

6 "It will only be great for women's golf if she plays well. If she puts up two high scores, it will be more detrimental than good."

7 "If I say she should play, then I look like I have no backbone. If I say I don't want her to play on my Tour, I sound like a caveman."

8 "I'm not threatened. Who cares if it's a girl, a little kid or an old man beating me?"

9 "Maybe we should put men's in front of it and call it the Men's PGA Tour. I think this should be supported as a men's tour."

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