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At the Ryder Cup, Jesse Jackson says golf will find growth in diversity:

At the Ryder Cup, Jesse Jackson says golf will find growth in diversity:

MEDINAH, Ill. -- I was walking out of the media center Saturday evening at Medinah Country Club, on my way to the 18th green to soak up the crowd's reaction to Ian Poulter's eye-popping birdie putt, when I saw a familiar face standing behind the rows of baseball-capped reporters pecking away on deadline. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, dressed in a blue suit and a charcoal gray turtleneck, was talking quietly with a few associates. "Are you here to speak to the American team?" I asked him. He shook his head softly. Jackson was here to speak to PGA of America officials about bringing golf to the inner city. Tiger Woods has boosted interest in the game among young African-Americans, but there aren't programs in schools to turn those kids into golfers, Jackson said, or anywhere to play if those programs existed. As the game becomes more diverse and international at the professional l...

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