Golf

Golf's simmering distance debate

An illustration of a golf range
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Professional golfers are hitting the ball such long distances that iconic holes, and even entire courses, are being rendered obsolete.

The big picture: The sport is at a crossroads ... Should courses get longer to keep up with the modern player, or should balls be physically altered to reduce driving distances?

Report: Trump golf course knowingly employed undocumented immigrants

Donald Trump golf course
President Trump's real estate business has employed undocumented workers for years. Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

The Washington Post located 16 former workers in Costa Rica and other countries who said they and other family members and friends were employed by the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and that their managers knew they were undocumented.

Why it matters: From the campaign trail to the Oval Office, President Trump's rhetoric surrounding illegal immigration has been harsh and unyielding. Yet, as one former Bedminister worker told the Post: "Many of us helped get what [Trump] has today. This golf course was built by illegals."

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