With golf prestigious Masters tournament set to start during its historic house of Augusta, Georgia, after this week, a number of the game’s greatest names have spoken out against the nation’s new restrictive voting legislation.
Signed into law last month, the federal election laws imposes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, allows country officials to take over local elections boards, limits using ballot fall boxes also makes it a crime to strategy voters in line to provide them water and food.
“I must be respectful and somewhat careful what I say because I am not a citizen of the nation, but I definitely think all fantastic nations and democracies are made on equal voting rights and everyone having the ability to get into the ballot boxes rather readily as you can,” four-time significant winner Rory McIlroy told reporters on Tuesday.
“I am all for getting people to get out and vote to get a fantastic democracy, and I have chosen to live in this country because I feel that this country is the best country on the planet. I think in all that stuff.
“But yeah, I am all for people having the ability to possess the right to vote and also in order to perform it in the simplest way possible”
The PGA Tour has said it will not be moving the season-ending Tour Championship out of Atlanta this season, scheduled for September 2-5, stating it’s a fiscal commitment to the charities as well as the local community.
Collin Morikawa, the 2020 PGA Championship winner, praised the job that the PGA does and considers the voting legislation ought to be the principal focus of talks this week once the eyes of the world are seeing golf.
This voter material and voter for American taxpayers is essential,” he told reporters. “I feel that is the subject we should be speaking about. We should not be talking about if we are here or not. The Masters, the PGA Tourwe perform such a fantastic job and we are attempting to assist communities outside and I believe that is our primary focus for the week.
“However, overall the subject of voter rights and that, that ought to be the subject we speak about, maybe not if we’re playing golf. We’re attempting to do our very best to assist communities and obviously return to what we’re doing for your week, and that is our ability to journey across the whole planet and about the united states and return and provide chances, as I said earlier.
“Those chances are extremely important.”
“As you can tell, it actually aims certain Black communities also makes it more difficult to vote, which to me personally it is everybody’s right to vote,” he explained. “As an example to find that, it is very shocking. Of course, with MLB and exactly what they did and shifting the All-Star Game was a large announcement. I understand there is a lot of different businesses and businesses which have moved matters.
Butagain, yeah, it was certainly a bit annoying to observe that. This week, I will definitely be encouraging doing some things through the week.”
“I feel the main thing we can do is treat everybody equally, and that I believe growing up, my father explained no matter what, you are likely to treat everybody how you wish to get treated,” he explained.
“In my standpoint, what is happening today, I believe you seem at Augusta National and the PGA Tour and also what we’ve been doing to develop the community and develop the game and develop the charities that we are ready to return to.
“I feel that is among the most significant things that we must check in and get started looking at this championship and this tournament because a favorable light to the neighborhood, positive light into the planet and a chance to show people the fantastic amusement that we are able to supply to the entire world. I believe that is among the most significant things.”