The Women's Professional Golf Tour has made a decision about transgender golfers.
The Women’s Professional Golf Tour has made a decision about transgender golfers.

One professional golf group has made a decision about transgender athletes, but the issue is still being talked about.

Transgender players will not be able to compete on the NXXT Women’s Pro Golf Tour. The choice was made after transgender golfer Hailey Davidson won a tournament in January.

The league’s CEO, Stuart McKinnon, explained his choice on Fox News.

“We didn’t take this choice lightly.” “We knew it would be a touchy subject and make people feel a lot of different things,” McKinnon told co-host Will Cain on Sunday. “We took a lot of time in educating ourselves, spoke to many stakeholders in the golfing community and the sporting community at large from coaches and players and doctors and scientists, and educated ourselves.”

He kept going.

Read More: Hailey Davidson, a transgender golfer, answers to her ban from the women’s professional tour.

“It really came down to one principle, and that was about competitive fairness,” he stated. “We felt that the biological male had a physiological advantage against the woman on the tour, and we made the decision to change.”

On the other hand, Davidson is not pleased.

“I hate it when people think I win just by being there.” It’s an insult to ALL female athletes to be told that any man can transition and beat them, no matter how hard those women have worked their whole lives. That person thinks they are attacking me, but they are really attacking and putting down ALL female sports, she wrote.

Since then, the tour has put out a statement explaining its choice.

“The rules of the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour, especially those about gender, are the same as those of the LPGA and USGA.” This method is very important for keeping our partnership with the LPGA honest and making sure that the competition is fair and consistent. “When Hailey Davidson joined the tour, she followed these rules by providing the necessary paperwork, such as confirmation from the LPGA and USGA. This also made it easier for her to attend the 2022 Q-School,” the statement said.

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