America had player a few years ago with much promise, and a weight issue. I know for a fact this player was held back by never fully getting a handle on her weight problem. Although the entire situation for Townsend is unfair on the surface, I gotta believe for the long-term if she slims down she'll be better for it. Throw her into the fire now and if she loses early and often at the pro level, then loses confidence and does not lose the weight, she may easily fad away. I hope the best for her. The only bad thing I see here is the matter is public and she's a teenager and like most sensitive to body image.
"i thought those were just a little harmless brown bugs, you know the ones take wings and fly? but it turned to be Flees." Fedace