Episode 53: ‘Golf needs to take a stand’

June 01, 2020 04:17 PM

The contrast wasn’t lost on Morning Read’s Alex Miceli. While “The Home of Golf” welcomed the return of the ancient game to its ancestral roots in Scotland, Bandon Dunes opened its Sheep Ranch course and the PGA Tour prepared to restart its season next week, deep-rooted problems erupted in violence all around us. The new normal looks a lot like the old normal, at least in golf, Miceli said. “But golf has a bigger responsibility than being just normal,” he said. “It has to do more. It has to address issues that are out there.” Miceli points to the silence from the biggest names in golf about the turmoil in the U.S. “Golf has to do more than lip service,” he said. “It has to do more than, say, let a minority into the L.A. Open. It has to do outreach every week … making this country better. Golf needs to take a stand.”

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