It was a great weekend for golf. Rory McClure won the RBC Canadian Open in Toronto and Brooke Henderson of Canada won the Shopright LGPA Classic in New Jersey.
Sitting in the editorial chair, how do you present these two sports stories?
Here are some considerations to guide your decision. The RBC Canadian Open, the only Canadian stop on the PGA Tour, took place at St George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto after a two – year cancellation due to COVID-19. McCloy, the favorite of local fans in Northern Ireland, won the national championship for the second time in a row after delighting fans with his victory in Hamilton in 2019.
The split between PGA and LIV Golf in Saudi Arabia was a big story leading up to the tournament and a point of discussion at the Canadian Open.
Ond., For Henderson from Smiths Falls, winning his 11th Pro Tour was a huge achievement. Winning the playoffs made it even more dramatic. Henderson’s best build-up to this weekend game in the Major LPGA Classic, which she won in 2019, was her first win of the year. She continues to be the best professional golfer of all time in Canada.
The achievements of both athletes were featured on the front page of Monday’s newspaper entitled “Pair of Aces”. But few readers thought the way it was done was wrong – a big photo of McCloy and a very small picture of Henderson.
The two golfers are pictured similarly on the front page of the sports section, with a large photo of McCloy above and Henderson below. Both were the subject of separate stories that appeared on the front page of the section.
“I noticed on the front pages of the first sections and the sports section that the photos of Rory McCloy and Brooke Henderson were completely different in size. I wonder why the two winners did not get the same recognition? Written by a reader.
Another wrote: “Would it have killed Star if he had given Brooke Henderson, a Canadian golfer, the front page of a newspaper and the front page of a sports department?”
For some readers, the photo treatment has raised concerns that the athlete is underestimating the achievements of women athletes. This is a persistent concern, and I know the athletic department is sensitive. Last Saturday’s Sports section featured numerous articles on women athletes, including tennis player Bianca Andreasque – with pride of position at the top of the category – as well as shot putter Sarah Mitten and Angela James, general manager of the Toronto Six. In the first hockey federation. But I realize that the sports section is not like that every day.
As for golf coverage, I want Henderson and McIlroy to be considered alike on the front page. It deserves the weekend achievements of every athlete.
Can you find the error in these articles published by Star?
1. My favorite animal at this zoo was the ring neck lemur.
2. While Ovechkin was known by his brown name among goalkeepers, Gretzky was known for his brains.
3. The CDC has decided to extend the mandate until May 3, citing the need for more time to assess the outcome of the increase in COVID-19 cases.
4. She said this is something that municipalities and developers see as an issue.
5. About a third of the classes taken by 12th graders – 11 out of 30 – were transferred to Remote Learning on Friday.
6. Long lines still exist in Pearson …
September. It is useful for insuring jewelery or valuing estates.
8. Ontario’s deficit to reach $ 468.4 billion by 2024-25
Answers: 1. Ring-tailed. 2. Brown, Pass Brown. 3. Evaluate the effect, not the effect. 4. Quote, not site. 5. 11 out of 30 are more than a third. 6. “Always exist” is a tautology that says the same thing twice in two different words. September. Make sure, not guarantee. 8. This figure represents Ontario’s debt, not deficit.
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