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USGA struggles to denounce sexual assault on eve of U.S. Women's Open

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The question was a simple one. “Does the USGA have a position on sexual assault?”

Has an easier question ever been asked of a national governing body — in this case, the U.S. Golf Association?

If you were one of the four officials of the USGA, two men and two women, assembled to speak at the opening news conference before the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National, you would have leaned into the microphone, said, “Yes, it’s awful, unacceptable and illegal,” or something of the sort, and moved on.

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But when you’re in business with Donald Trump, the man who appeared on the infamous Access Hollywood videotape bragging that he could sexually assault women without having to worry about the ramifications, your values start to fade.

Your principles waver. Your admirable efforts to try to attract women and girls to a game with a long history of…

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