I know, I know, lots of Asians play golf. But many of those golfers are transplants from Asia and unfortunately happen to be targets of resentment by Caucasian American pro golfers, for example the LPGA's Jan Stephenson who said in a 2003 interview:
"This is probably going to get me in trouble, but the Asians are killing our tour. Absolutely killing it. Their lack of emotion, their refusal to speak English when they can speak English. They rarely speak."
Ah, the sensitivity and open-mindedness of professional golf.
This being the same institution whose members call Tiger Woods "that little boy," make jokes about him getting lynched, or completely ignore the multiracial background by which he prefers to be known.
Luckily, the Asian American golfers—like Kim, Michelle Wie, and San Francisco Bay Area native
Christina Kim—aren't being treated with as much disrespect as their Asian counterparts, perhaps as a result of the sports world's ongoing struggle to accept that "Hey, Asian Americans are, like, totally American."