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On Golf: On Trump’s Turf, U.S. Women’s Open Contenders Will Feel the Heat

The juxtaposition of Trump, who has alienated women’s rights activists with his policies, cabinet picks and public posturing, and the premier women’s golf event in the country over which he presides has placed participants this week in an awkward position.

How do they reconcile their ambitions as strong, accomplished women with the expectations thrust upon them by strong, accomplished women whose experience with the president is very different from their own?

And how do the players reconcile the outside outrage over the sexist culture that Trump’s tweets and actions seem to reflect with their personal experience with him as a respectful supporter of women’s golf?

The golfer Lizette Salas, an American of Mexican ancestry, has never met the president, and doesn’t particularly care to. After he was elected, she sent out a tweet expressing her disappointment.

Since Salas was a child, she has…

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