Grant Thornton’s LGBTQ+ Yardage Book Covers Are a Big Hit…With Photographers

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Collin Morikawa (L) and Mel Reid (R) shown with their Grant Thornton Yardage books. (Getty Pictures)

Grant Thornton was a big hit with photographers at the PGA Tour Memorial Tournament and the LPGA US Women’s Open.

I’ve seen the name listed as a PGA Tour sponsor (events and players) but I’m not exactly sure what line of business it is in.

Either way, Grant Whatchamacallit has come up with some super colorful LGBTQ+ yardage book covers for some of their most awake players to show off in front of the cameras this weekend in Ohio and California.

And boy did the wire photographers ate him.

Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa was the only PGA Tour player with this book cover and at least fifty percent of his photos included the yardage book. (Getty Images SG)

For context: all players have these distance books in their back pockets. Each also has its own little cover – some bland, some colorful, etc.

Still, photographers couldn’t get enough of Grant Thornton’s LGBTQ+ Rainbow Books. It was strange.

As someone who works 24/7 reporting, reviewing and posting tour-related content, I may have noticed a few photos (out of tens of thousands) where the book distance stood out in a photo. For example, there isn’t another Memorial or Women’s Open wireframe photo of a player and her distance book where you can see the cover and the name, other than the rainbow ones -sky.

This is in no way a criticism of LGBTQ+ colors. It’s a question of what’s going on here?

Is it just propaganda by proud photographers, or is there some sort of disguised publicity deal with Grant Thornton?

The next-level exaggeration raises serious suspicions.

Mel Reid and the Korda sisters
While on the LPGA Tour at the US Women’s Open, Mel Reid and the Korda sisters were also pictured most of the time holding or carrying their books. (Getty Pictures)

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