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Hunter Mahan Compares Playing on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team to Being a Slave

It's a good thing golf doesn't have a reputation as being an elitist sport featuring out-of-touch, rich players. Wait... Hunter Mahan is a 26 year old professional golfer from Orange, California who will likely be a member of the Ryder Cup team. In a wide-ranging critique of the Ryder Cup, Mahan's analogies became a bit strained. Now Golf Magazine reports on his critique.

“And from what I've heard the whole week is extremely long. You've got dinners every night — not little dinners, but huge, massive dinners. I know, as players, that's the last thing we want to do. We want to prepare ourselves. That's part of the whole thing: you're just a slave that week.


Yes, yes, exactly right. The Emancipation Proclamation was such a big deal because too many slaves were being forced to attend huge, massive dinners after playing sports all day. How did the textbooks miss this? Liberals, that's why.

Somewhere Harriet Tubman is crying.

Players used as 'slaves' in Ryder Cup, claims Mahan [Golf Magazine]

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