Millionaire Golfers Descending On SF, Despite Pandemic
Tiger Woods is already here, and more rich kid Republican inheritees are arriving by the minute as San Francisco gets ready to host the PGA Championship this weekend. You may not have noticed that professional golf’s only major championship of the year is coming to San Francisco this weekend, unless you happen to live near Lake Merced, because who gives a shit about golf. But hundreds of unmasked and not socially distancing conservatives will be tromping around 163 acres of city-owned land that could be used to house the homeless, but instead is a goddamned luxury fucking golf course.
World-class golfers are rolling by the cart-load into San Francisco for the PGA Championship. But to make room, San Francisco officials issued new parking restrictions to disperse more than 50 recreational vehicles, home to dozens of people.https://t.co/EwSJxkJsl5
— KQED (@KQED) August 1, 2020
Speaking of the homeless population, they’re being chased away from the perimeter of the event like it was the 2016 Super Bowl all over again. KQED reports that RV residents near Lake Merced are being displaced and kicked out, so golfers and their TV crews don’t have to deal with the sight of them. “It probably was to keep the rich and famous golfers that are coming out here from being able to view such things as people living in RVs,” one RV resident told KQED. The cruel paradox, of course, is that there is so much room for safe housing and sleeping accommodations on that 6,743 yard-by-7,200 yard waste of space known as TPC Harding Park golf course.
“It is time to reclaim the golf courses from the wealthy and turn them over to the homeless,” George Carlin said on his 1992 comedy album Jammin’ in New York. “Plenty of good land in nice neighborhoods, land that is currently being wasted on a meaningless, mindless activity, engaged in primarily by white, well-to-do male businessmen who use the game to get together to make deals to carve this country up a little finer among themselves.”
“I’m really getting tired of these golfing cocksuckers in their green pants and their yellow pants and their orange pants and their precious little hats and their cute little golf carts,” he said. “Golf is an arrogant, elitist game, and it takes up entirely too much room in this country.”
In the middle of it all, Trump made the 283rd trip of his presidency to play golf. https://t.co/owhocC3EOp
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 1, 2020
It’s no secret that pro golfers are overwhelmingly Trumpers, that Trump has directed taxpayer money toward his golf courses, and he spends way too much time golfing amidst a pandemic and financial crisis.
People keep asking why I WD from PGA??? California now #1 in cases/deaths, I had knee surgery, I’m a diabetic & I don’t feel comfortable flying. Being too close proximity to even small crowds & risk exposure with my health not worth it! God Bess & y’all be safe!
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) August 3, 2020
Even well-known goober John Daly has the good sense to stay away from this tournament. But the overwhelmingly conservative country club golfer community wants to pretend that there is no COVID-19 and that everything is fine, so this kind of shit is par for the course from them.