Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LPGA backs down on English requirement

LPGA backs down on English requirement | The Associated Press | "Under increasing criticism, the LPGA Tour on Friday backed off plans to suspend players who could not efficiently speak English at tournaments.

LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens said she would have a revised plan by the end of the year that would not include suspensions for players unable to speak English in pro-ams, trophy presentations or interviews. Fining such players remained an option.

Heh, this is one of those subjects that can be quite dodgy. While I am in favor of mandating English for US citizens, requiring it for an international organization like the LPGA seems a bit much.

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