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While waiting for my soccer games to start this morning, and getting in trouble on social media, I had the Gold Channel turned on in the background to hear coverage of the Masters Tournament preview. I have precious few sports I can watch without being subjected to the by now ever-increasing leftist commentary from the announcers, thereby ruining my viewing experience.
So I was taken aback by this exchange between two of the announcers discussing the progress of the golfer Cameron Champ, who is an American professional golfer. Wikipedia notes that he is of mixed black and white descent, that his father is biracial (black and white) while his mother is white.
This a part of the exchange between the announcers Steve Sands and Damon Hack:
Steve Sands: All right, Damon one of the guys in the field who has had a nice start, especially early on Thursday morning when he went out on the first tee where you were to see Lee Elder and Jack Nicholas and Gary Player get this 85th Masters started, is Cameron Champ.
Damon Hack: I’ll tell you what man, before Bryson DeChambeau changed the way we think about professional golfers, a lot of people tapped Cameron Champ to be this generation’s transcendent player. He’s leading this field in driving distance, for example 333.8 yards, has two wins on his PGA tour resume and in two days anyway, Steve, looks like Cameron Champ is beginning to put things together.
[Cameron Champ short video clip]
Damon Hack: You know Steve, you mentioned Cameron Champ being on that first tee on Thursday to see Lee Elder. With his biracial background, he is asked after every round about race and diversity and even voting laws, and I think he answers every question with aplomb and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that as he’s found his voice outside the ropes he continues to find comfort, Steve, inside the ropes.
So if things continue, it now seems that what has ruined all Major League sports will be [insert terrible pun] par for the course in professional gold.Published in