Originally Posted by iacas
You can be confident all you want. I could do it. Dave could do it. Mike could do it.
And even if you were right (you're not), what did "unknown player X" do from 200 yards out? Keeping your LPGA card wouldn't mean beating Suzann Pettersen or Yani Tseng or Inbee Park every week.
I haven't seen any bashing of female golfers.
I doubt it. If you could consistently hit the shots I saw Choi and Chang play last summer that I described, under tournament pressure, you wouldn't be spending 10+ hours a day on this internet forum you created, you'd be out on the PGA Tour making seven figures a year. Like it or not, that is the honest truth, unless you're the 1-in-10,000 (hell, maybe 1-in-100,000) golf pro who genuinely never dreamed of being a successful tour pro.
This is a big, old thread, I didn't re-read all of it, and some of the negativity I recall seeing on this forum toward LPGA players may have been in other threads, but there are definitely posts on this forum that use a very condescending tone to discuss the skills and competitiveness of LPGA players. I concede that based on the objective statistics, the LPGA players are not the equal of the PGA and European Tour players in terms of skill, obviously strength, and depth of field (and have never contended to the contrary), but so what? Why is it important to the several people in this thread to point out "Women aren't as good"? People have commented that Sorenstam choked [not even a whole lot], under enormous pressure, in the one PGA event she played, as if that one incident somehow proves anything. She also shot a freakin' 59 on a better day, something that very few men have ever done even on their very best practice rounds under no pressure. Annika Sorenstam was an extraordinary athlete and anyone contending otherwise is ignorant. And she's not the only one who has ever played on the LPGA tour, even if that tour has had less competition and fewer legendary athletes than the men's tours.
I personally don't feel any need, that some people do, to strike up these debates comparing the genders. I can appreciate, applaud, and be entertained by a golfer's skill regardless of whether or not a skirt is allowable work attire for that athlete. But hey, if you feel better making the argument that "Men are better," then good for you, go pat yourself on the back.