Ports on both side of the Pacific are congested like never before. Photo: Jorge Villalba, Getty Images
Perhaps more than any other sport, golf has a way of putting those who play it in difficult positions. A bad lie here. A bad bounce there. A debilitating bout of the shanks. But the game also teaches people how to deal with adversity and overcome those sorts of situations.
So, it would not be unfair to think that the individuals who make a living in golf are better equipped than most to handle all that the pandemic has thrown at them. Especially when it comes to the ways that COVID-19 has disrupted the global supply chain.
But who in golf could have truly been prepared for all that has transpired over the past 22 months?
Because of plant closings, shutdowns of entire container terminals and massive ship logjams at ports on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, it can now take as long as 100 days for a company to transport products from a plant in China to a distribution center in the United States. That is twice the usual time...
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