On Golf: For L.P.G.A. Commissioner Mike Whan, Politics Become Part of the...

On Golf: For L.P.G.A. Commissioner Mike Whan, Politics Become Part of the Game

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At the women’s first event of the season in the United States, the Founders Cup last month in Phoenix, the women’s rights group UltraViolet staged a protest over the decision to hold the United States Women’s Open in July at a golf course owned by President Trump. The demonstration included a plane that flew over the tournament site with a banner that read, “L.P.G.A.: Take a Mulligan. Dump Sexist Trump.”

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Jing Yan competed Thursday in an event sponsored by Lotte, an L.P.G.A. corporate partner based in South Korea, despite calls for four Chinese players to boycott.

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