I Woke This Morning to Watch the Now-Woke 85th Masters Tournament

 

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.

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  1. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    You’d have thought once Tiger Woods was ascendant this wouldn’t even be a topic in golf. 

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  2. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    LOL.

    So he’s 3/4 White.  but using the old Jim Crow ” one drop” rule he’s Black.

    So progressive.

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  3. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt
    @DougWatt

    Like every profession sports announcers and athletes have a narrow perspective, and knowledge of their chosen profession. Assuming that a professional athlete has a well informed opinion, and expertise on a wide range of subjects is rather tiresome.

    Most professional golfers understand that there are thousands upon thousands of golfers that would love to be professional golfers. Spectators come for the chance to walk the course and watch the match, they do not come, or watch the televised match for a day of political musings that having nothing to do with the game itself. 

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  4. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    Hey, there’s a ton of air time to fill in between practice swings.

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  5. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    Kozak (View Comment):

    LOL.

    So he’s 3/4 White. but using the old Jim Crow ” one drop” rule he’s Black.

    So progressive.

     

    I wonder how often he was denied a tee time because he looks black?

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  6. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    I wish the guy luck.  I sucks to be woke crowd focusing on you.  I hope learns to deflect and focus on golf.

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  7. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    I wish the guy luck. I sucks to be woke crowd focusing on you. I hope learns to deflect and focus on golf.

    You’re right.  It’s tough enough being a professional athlete.  He doesn’t need all this.

    I think he really handles it pretty well. 

    Good luck, buddy…

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  8. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Anthony A Velasquez: he is asked after every round about race and diversity and even voting laws

    Announcer: “You just carded a 71 after a very difficult up and down on the 17th with a green side bunker shot that was planted below Yer feet. What do You think about Women’s voting rights?”

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  9. Anthony A Velasquez Member
    Anthony A Velasquez
    @muzikgeye

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Anthony A Velasquez: he is asked after every round about race and diversity and even voting laws

    Announcer: “You just carded a 71 after a very difficult up and down on the 17th with a green side bunker shot that was planted below Yer feet. What do You think about Women’s voting rights?”

    Unbelievable 

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  10. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Anthony A Velasquez: 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.

    I wish pro athletes would answer these types of questions with something like, “I’d rather you ask me about my game.  That’s why I’m here.  I won’t answer political questions.”

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  11. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Mind you, the correct race-based story, the ethno-national pride play, was staring the schmuck right in the face on the Sunday morning leader board! And what a story it turned out to be. Meanwhile, if we look up the “transformational” player the talking head name-checked, we find DeChambeau had another disappointing Masters weekAs for 25 year old Champ, he ended up tied for 26th with a 45 year old Englishman and a 38 year old South African.

    Masters 2021 leaderboard LIVE: Matsuyama holds FOUR-SHOT ...

     

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  12. Alan Aronoff Member
    Alan Aronoff
    @Alan Aronoff

    Question: Why are Dr. Seuss books racist, but the Masters Golf Tournament not racist?

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  13. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    Alan Aronoff (View Comment):

    Question: Why are Dr. Seuss books racist, but the Masters Golf Tournament not racist?

    Actually, golf is racist.

    So is everything else.

    Pay attention…

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  14. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Alan Aronoff (View Comment):

    Question: Why are Dr. Seuss books racist, but the Masters Golf Tournament not racist?

    Actually, golf is racist.

    So is everything else.

    Pay attention…

    Everything will be racist until white people are fully removed from it.

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  15. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Stad (View Comment):

    Anthony A Velasquez: 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.

    I wish pro athletes would answer these types of questions with something like, “I’d rather you ask me about my game. That’s why I’m here. I won’t answer political questions.”

    They would never ask again if he began his answer with, “I would first of all like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

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  16. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    He should adopt the sumo wrestler response: I will continue to do the very best sumo I can. That answer is in almost every interview. That’s what I’d say if I were any type of person interviewed regularly. 

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