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Alex Miceli falls into a Hank Haney-like trap with LPGA

Miceli should do some self-reflection, reader suggests, and find out why women’s golf has not mattered to him

When Hank Haney had his media meltdown in May 2019, he was chastised for being racist. In his morning radio show on SiriusXM, he said: "I couldn't name you, like, six players on the LPGA Tour. Maybe I could. Well … I'd go with Lee, if I didn't have to name a first name; I'd get a bunch of them right.”

The more insightful commentators noticed that after many years of teaching at the highest levels of golf, and with many of his students being female professionals, Haney clearly had no interest in following the women's tour. He was interested only in men's golf, not the highest quality of golf.

Alex Miceli has fallen into the same hole (“Sophia Popov brings new level of confidence to Women’s PGA,” Oct. 7). He made it clear that after years of golf journalism, he has not been interested in golf, but only in men's golf.

I'd like to ask Miceli to examine his internal thoughts to question why it is that women's golf has not mattered to him. It might be enlightening.

Robin Dea
Vancouver, Wash.

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