USA Today Opinion: Annika Sorenstam, Gary Player shame golf by accepting Medal of Freedom from Trump
On Thursday, Hall of Fame golfers Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player stood with Trump at the White House to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom. They likely were the first outsiders to be with Trump at the White House since the reprehensible violence just 16 blocks away.
There are questions about why Sorenstam would accept this award the day after Trump was accused of inciting a riot.
@ANNIKA59 & @garyplayer will be attached to Trump at this horrible time in our nation’s history, forever. They had the chance to gracefully suggest another day to celebrate golfers – golfers, for heaven’s sake – and they refused to do so.https://t.co/UU3fp8c7gb via @usatoday
— Laurie David (@Laurie_David) January 8, 2021