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Golf world rallies around Michelle Wie West following Rudy Giuliani's 'highly inappropriate' comments

February 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The golfing world has rallied around Michelle Wie West following comments made by Donald Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani "objectifying" the five-time LPGA Tour winner.

(CNN)The golfing world has rallied around Michelle Wie West following comments made by Donald Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani "objectifying" the five-time LPGA Tour winner.

The former New York mayor appeared last Thursday on the 'War Room' podcast hosted by Trump's ex-adviser Steve Bannon and was remembering a round of golf he played with Wie West and the late talk show host Rush Limbaugh at a charity event in 2014.

As he recalls it, Limbaugh was complaining about the "paparazzi" and blamed Giuliani, only for the former New York mayor to point out photographers were for the then Wie -- she married Jonnie West, director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors in 2019.

"On the green is Michelle Wie and she is getting ready to putt," Giuliani said on the podcast on Thursday.

Wie West called Giuliani's story "highly inappropriate" and "unsettling. "

I shudder thinking that he was smiling to my face and complimenting me on my game while objectifying me and referencing my 'panties' behind my back all day," said Wie West in a Twitter post.

"My putting stance six years ago was designed to improve my putting stats (I ended up winning the US Open that year), NOT as an invitation to look up my skirt!

The United States Golfing Association retweeted Wie-West's tweet with the comment: "Sexism has no place in golf or life.

We are always in your corner @MichelleWieWest. "

The Ladies Professional Golf Association also posted on social media in support of Wie West.

We stand with @MichelleWieWest. "

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