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Women’s Golf League Bans Men from Competition After Trans Player Won Tournament

A women’s pro golf league is making a change to its rules weeks after a man who claims to be a woman won a Florida tournament and inched closer to a spot on the LPGA qualifying tour.

Hailey Davidson, who played golf on a men’s team in college before identifying as a woman, will no longer be allowed to compete in NXXT Golf after the league revised its policies, The Daily Caller reported on Friday.

“Effective immediately, competitors must be a biological female at birth to participate,” NXXT said in a statement. “This decision underscores the organization’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of women’s professional golf and ensuring fair competition.”

NXXT Golf CEO Stuart McKinnon added that the move demonstrates the league’s “commitment” to protecting women’s sports.

“Our revised policy is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to celebrating and protecting the achievements and opportunities of female athletes,” McKinnon said. “Protected categories are a fundamental aspect of sports at all levels, and it is essential for our Tour to uphold these categories for biological females, ensuring a level playing field.”

Davidson, 30, is currently sitting at 2nd place in the league’s standings, which includes 92 players. The man who identifies as a woman won the NXXT Women’s Classic in January at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Florida, which at the time put him at the top of the standings and bumped his total winnings for the season up to $4,206.84.

Davidson commented on the decision in an Instagram story on Friday, saying, “Effective immediately, I have been removed (banned) from the next 3 NXXT tournaments that I had already signed up for and been approved to play. They changed their policy mid season, after me signing up already and being 2nd in the Player of the Year race.”

The trans-identifying golfer then complained about female golfers who were upset with him playing against them.

“As a player if your [sic] upset at me getting to play with my distance (245 yards) then you will never make it to LPGA tour where they are much better and longer than me,” Davidson wrote.

Shortly after winning the women’s tournament, Davidson appeared in an interview with “Good Morning Britain,” where he admitted that men have advantages over women in sports, but argued that because he had gender surgery, he no longer has that physical advantage over his female competitors.

“My whole philosophy behind all of this is I don’t believe trans people should be banned from sports, but I do believe there needs to be guidelines in effect,” Davidson said in the interview. “Going back even four years ago or even before I had surgery, I definitely had an advantage. I would 100% agree with that.”

“But the difference is now that years have gone on, three years after surgery, my physical capabilities now compared to back then are night and day,” he added. “So again, honestly, I 100% agree that men do have advantages. Say you get a trans person on hormones for a year or no surgery nothing… of course, for the most part, yeah they’re gonna have an advantage.”

Following the backlash to Davidson’s tournament victory, McKinnon said NXXT Golf would poll its players on transgender policies.

READ 15 COMMENTS
  • Snickers says:

    Finally. People who make sense…. this bunch of $HIT they’ve tried to make us believe is just ridiculous.

    So, a HUGE THANK YOU to the WOMENS golf league for starting the walk back to sanity and truth!!

  • Golda Standard says:

    Women are entitled to fair competition. Putting a trans person into the competition is like wrestling without weight classes. It is inherently unfair for someone with the back muscle, bone structure and arms and legs developed in male puberty to put on a smear of lipstick and take some hormones at a mature age to think (s)he’s as strong as the average person born an xx. I contend we have xx and xy classes in athletics and that’s it–easy to prove with some spit or cheek swipe who is xx and who is xy.

  • D says:

    First off it is not a SHE OR HER! It was born a male, so it is either a male or an it.

  • Rick says:

    Democrats stronger than a woman but weaker than a man? Where will they ever fit in?

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