Transgender golfer draws ire with attempt to qualify for US Women’s Open

Transgender golfer draws ire with attempt to qualify for US Women’s Open


Golfer Hailey Davidson, a biological male who identifies as a woman, is under fire after being named as the first alternate Monday following a third-place finish in U.S. Women’s Open qualifying.

Davidson, who won the NXXT Women’s Classic tournament in Florida earlier this year, appears to be on a pursuit to qualify for a women’s major golf tournament as a transgender athlete, and that has not sat well with many on social media.

“@USGA I’m not sure what the The U.S. WOMENS Open is anymore because I don’t understand what a women is anymore,” LPGA pro Dana Fall responded to Davidson’s play in post targeted at the United States Golf Association.

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USA Track and Field veteran Carilyn Johnson also criticized the actions of the USGA.

“@USGA saying ‘If men

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