Government officials keen on joining golf clubs often do so under false names, wary of being perceived as corrupt or out of touch, according to Dan Washburn, author of “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream”.
Washburn pointed out on Twitter that the closure announcement came days after news that US star Tiger Woods was to be paid $16.5 million to redesign a course in the capital. “What a country!” he added.
Here’s the now famous tweet:
— Dan Washburn (@danwashburn) March 30, 2015