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Transgender golfer poised to snatch Ladies Professional Golf Association tour card after winning women's tournament
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Transgender golfer poised to snatch Ladies Professional Golf Association tour card after winning women's tournament

A transgender golfer won a women's tournament earlier this week, and is now poised to snatch a Ladies Professional Golf Association tour card.

Hailey Davidson – a biological male – placed first in the NXXT Women’s Classic on Wednesday at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The win in the women's tournament propelled Davidson to the top of the NXXT tour's leaderboard.

Davidson has notched 1,320 points – the most in the NXXT and 150 points ahead of the second-place golfer. Davidson has notched two second-place finishes, plus placed in seventh and ninth place.

There have been five NXXT events this year, and Davidson has played in all of them. There are eight more NXXT events scheduled.

According to the New York Post, "Along with a trophy and the 500 league points given to the winner, Davidson was awarded $1,576.51, increasing her season total to $4,206.84, with a current career total of $5,801.89 over 8 events."

NXXT claims to be "facilitating unparalleled professional growth opportunities for women golfers."

NXXT offers 10 exemptions to the Epson Tour – the LPGA's developmental tour – to its top five point leaders of the season.

The Epson Tour has a mission "to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour."

More than 600 Epson Tour alumnae have earned LPGA Tour membership since it began in 1999, and has awarded $4 million in prize money to female golfers since 2022.

Davidson took part in the Epson Tour Qualifying School in 2022, but failed to qualify for the Epson Tour.

The LPGA Tour removed its “female at birth” requirement in 2010.

Female golfer Cristie Kerr said at the time, "We don't need to comment on this because it's a dead issue. She can compete if she can qualify. We certainly don't want to discriminate against anybody; that's not what the LPGA is about."

''It was just a formality more than anything,'' Kerr added. ''It was just a piece of language that said female instead of female at birth. We're talking about two words."

Golfweek reported in 2021, "Davidson began undergoing hormone treatments on Sept. 24, 2015, a date that’s tattooed on her right forearm, and in January, underwent gender reassignment surgery, a six-hour procedure that’s required under the LPGA’s Gender Policy."

Davidson claimed to have lost 15 mph of “club head speed” as a result of the transgender transition, thus alleging to lose an advantage of being a biological male.

Davidson wrote on Instagram in October 2022: "In total I was on Hormone Replacement Therapy for 5 years and 8 months, and also had full gender reassignment surgery (which was paid for by myself not the government) before the LPGA Tour and United States Golf Association all deemed me as eligible to compete."

Davidson last competed as a male in 2015 at a U.S. Open local qualifying event at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, Florida.

Davidson – born in Scotland – boasts on Instagram: "World’s 1st transgender person to win a professional golf tournament."

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Paul Sacca

Paul Sacca

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