Update: LPGA Reverses Itself on English rule

September 5, 2008

The rule seemed to target pro golfers from South Korea, who are the largest group of international players on the women's tour.

The policy seemed a bit of overkill and raised a lot of controversy. Revising it is a good move by the LPGA. The tour can still enhance the English skills of its players in a way that doesn't seem so xenophobic.
Here's the official statement from the LPGA. Here are a couple of good columns from ESPN by Ron Sirak and Eric Adelson.

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Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.