An influx of Asian-born men on the PGA tour??

Discussion in 'Golf' started by Deadlift, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Deadlift

    Deadlift Hall of Famer

    Aug 2, 2007
    North Carolina
    I've been following golf more closely for about 4 years now, and, to me, there seems to be more and more Asian names popping up.

    Are "they" trying to "Asian-ize" the PGA just the LPGA, and just like they "Hispanic-ized" Major League Baseball?

    It's clearly more important now, than ever, that White golfers continue to win -- not Asians, not non-White looking Villegas, not half-castes like Jason Day. White domination, and White domination only!
  2. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Asians are getting better, but most still concentrate on the Asian Tour. Their improvement has been seen in the majors the past couple of years. I don't think the PGA has had anything to do with it; Asians happen to be good at golf, as the LPGA attests. When there's tens of millions or perhaps hundreds of millions of them taking up the sport, there are going to be more good ones on the world stage. Wouldn't bother me at all except the Caste System in the U.S. seems to have negatively affected White American athletes in every sport psychologically, including the many with minimal or no black presence.
    White U.S. golfers continue to decline relative to European golfers, as the last three major winners this year were young Europeans. The upcoming Ryder Cup, which will be played on the "road" in Wales, should be interesting.

    White U.S. athletes appear to be losing ground in nearly every sport.An exceptionisthe "X games" crap added to the Winter Olympics; and swimming, but Michael Phelps is at or near the end of his career.Edited by: Don Wassall
  3. Europe

    Europe Mentor

    Oct 26, 2008
    I was looking up the average driving distant on tour in 1980 and the biggest hitter averaged 275 yards,now it's 318. But I noticed 3 black names on the list. Peete,Jim Dent and Jim Thorpe and I was thinking that there has been no black player since Tiger hit the scene. The young black players should be in their early 20's now,but I see none. So there were more black players in the 70's and 80's than now.Lee Elder was another in the 70's.
  4. icsept

    icsept Master

    Oct 12, 2008
    Imagine that: 3 black players on the tour without the help of affirmative action golf programs, Tiger-mania or ESPN hype. If I recall, these were guys that grew up around the game as caddies or on public courses and developed into good pros the American way.
  5. Jack Lambert

    Jack Lambert Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2009
    Jim Thorpe is actually mixed white and Native American.
  6. icsept

    icsept Master

    Oct 12, 2008
    The golfer, not the Olympic athlete.
  7. Highlander

    Highlander Mentor

    Nov 28, 2009
    I think there is a direct correlation between golf and the economic status of a country or region. IMO, what's happening in golf is a barometer of what's happening economically in these nations, and I think that's why we are starting to see a lot more Asian golfers...and fewer and fewer White American golfers. The economic, trade, and financial policies of this country are not only funding China's increasing military power and the unfathomable, mind-blowing development of all of Asia (South, Southeast, and East), it's creating some excellent golf prospects there as well. Golf is an expensive hobby and fewer and fewer men in this country can afford to do it.

    I also believe that there is a direct correlation between the culture of a country and golf. As the iron grip of Cultural Marxism keeps squeezing us more and more tightly, fewer White Americans will be able to take up this hobby. Sadly, the continued "ghetto-ization" of American culture continues to create more Wiggers and DWFs that probably scoff at the game because of the lack of the affeletic heroes that they hold so dear...they are too busy trying to act "black", so learning to play golf is certainly out of the question. In addition, our Gynocracy favors women everywhere now... jobs, the workplace, courts, education, etc. and more and more Whites are becoming the product of broken homes, divorce, and "single mothers". With Daddy having to pay Mommy an exorbitant amount for alimony and child support, not much is left over to teach Johnny some golf lessons. His job has probably been shipped overseas to Bangladore or taken over by Jose the Roofer (or Gardener, or take your blue-color job pick), anyway.
  8. Westside

    Westside Hall of Famer

    Sep 23, 2008
    So Cal
    Asians don offend me. They are for the most part a respectful people The look out for their own, they study hard, they don't look out for handouts. They create businesses and wealth without the tribe. They have contributed alot to mankind. And it looks like they will be a major player in world influence and power. Especially China.

    White people, if they were not drunk or so sheeple for the most part, could take a cue from the Asians and right the ship here.
  9. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

    Feb 16, 2006
    And the beat goes on. I don't know if this is because golf has gone global or because golf is relatively easy game physically. Here is the AP story of the historic win for an Indian...Arjun Atwal of India gets historic win

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    Associated Press

    REENSBORO, N.C. -- Many players came to the Wyndham Championship for a push into the PGA Tour's playoffs.

    Not Arjun Atwal. He was playing for his spot on tour.

    Atwal won by a stroke Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club, becoming the first Monday qualifier to win on the tour in 24 years.

    Wyndham Championship Leaderboard

    Atwal 1. Atwal (-20)
    2. Toms (-19)
    T-3. Leonard (-18)
    T-3. Rollins (-18)
    T-3. Mallinger (-18)
    T-3. Sim (-18)
    "¢ Complete scores

    After leading or sharing the lead after each of the first three rounds, Atwal shot a 3-under 67 in the final round. He finished at 20-under 260 and earned $918,000 -- or, more than double the amount he previously earned this year, the reason why his future on tour had been in jeopardy.

    "I told my caddie, 'We've got nothing to lose this week. Just go out there and try and win it," Atwal said. "Guys are going to be out there trying to secure their FedEx Cup spots or whatever. We've got nothing. I don't have a card. I don't have anything. Just go out there and free-wheel it, and that's what I did this week."

    He's the first Indian-born player to win on tour and the first to win both the qualifier and the tournament that follows since Fred Wadsworth at the 1986 Southern Open.

    David Toms (64) was 19 under. John Mallinger and Michael Sim shot 62s to match John Rollins (65) and Justin Leonard (65) at 18 under.

    For a few dizzying moments late in a low-scoring day, seven players shared the lead at 18 under.

    Atwal, who carried a three-stroke lead into the final round, was at 19 under for most of the day but bogeyed the par-3 12th a few minutes before Lucas Glover bogeyed 14 and Toms, Rollins and Leonard all birdied No. 16.

    [+] EnlargeArjun Atwal
    AP Photo/Gerry BroomeArjun Atwal became the first Indian-born player to win a PGA Tour event on Sunday.

    "It just kept changing," Atwal said. "Everybody's tied for the lead at a certain point."

    Atwal reclaimed the lead with a birdie on No. 14, Leonard birdied No. 17 and Toms birdied No. 18 to join them at 19 under. Leonard dropped back a stroke after running into trouble on 18, while Atwal still had three holes to play -- giving him more than enough chances to settle things himself.

    Atwal made his move on the par-3 16th, plopping his tee shot 6 feet from the flagstick and sinking his birdie putt to move to 20 under. He followed that with consecutive pars, sinking a 7-foot putt on No. 18 before dropping his putter and extending his arms upward in jubilation after closing out his first tour victory.

    "I was thinking about going to the [driving] range, but when he got to 20 under and they said he had a 15-footer on 17, I just went in the clubhouse and tried to cool off," Toms said. "I was ready to go to the range, if need be, but good for [Atwal]. I know it's tough to get that first victory. ... I'm sure that he was battling some nerves, and to pour it in from 6-8 feet on that last hole was pretty impressive."

    Glover (67) finished at 17 under, and Webb Simpson (63), Chris Riley (64), Scott Piercy (68) and second-round co-leader Brandt Snedeker (69) were one stroke behind him.

    Atwal, who has won on the European, Asian and Nationwide tours, certainly has been through plenty during the past few years.

    The player perhaps best known for his practice rounds with Tiger Woods is ineligible for the playoffs and lost his tour card last month because he was too low on the money list when his minor medical exemption ran out. That came after he said he returned too soon following weightlifting injuries to both shoulders.

    Three years ago, a driver trying to race him down an Orlando street died in a crash. Atwal was cleared of any wrongdoing, although the yearlong investigation took an emotional toll.

    Glover made five consecutive birdies, sinking four putts from 14 feet or beyond, to catch Atwal, then briefly had the lead all to himself with a birdie on No. 9 that put him at 20 under. That didn't last long: He sent his drive on No. 10 into the rough and three-putted for bogey, and slipped out of contention after he was 3 over on the back nine.

    "I didn't make anything coming in," Glover said. "Don't win doing that."

    The Wyndham marked the last chance for players to pick up points for the playoffs that begin next week in New Jersey.

    Michael Letzig, who arrived at Sedgefield at No. 125 on the points list, finished 14 under move to 118th place, solidifying his spot in The Barclays.

    "The goal is to give myself another tournament to play," he said. "I'm in, so [I'll] see what happens."

    Others weren't so fortunate. Mallinger started at No. 163 on the points list, but initially figured a final round that included six birdies and an eagle was good enough to propel him into next week. But when others joined him in a tie for third on the leaderboard, he slipped to 132nd place in the standings and finished roughly 40 points out of the playoff picture.

    Jeff Quinney, who arrived at No. 127, only moved up one spot on the list and finished about 3 points shy of making the postseason field with his 12 under.

    "I could have taken care of my own business today," Quinney said.

    Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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