Hawkgate: Ty Wades In

PGA Tour exec VP Ty Votaw says Tripp Isenhour’s killing of a hawk with a golf ball is “unfortunate.” Interesting that this happened so long ago, but is just now reaching the press.


Statement from Ty Votaw, PGA TOUR Executive Vice President
We are aware of the incident involving Tripp Isenhour at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando last December that resulted in the death of a protected migratory hawk. Obviously, any set of facts which involve an individual hitting a golf ball at a living target is clearly inappropriate behavior.

Tripp has publicly apologized and has expressed remorse and regret about his actions. We find this entire incident regrettable and unfortunate.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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