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It's Time For the U.S. Ladies to Step It Up!!

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 started writing about the LPGA a couple of years back. The fact that this blog has been as successful as it is is a tribute to the loyalty of the hard core LPGA fans. I am of the opinion that the LPGA is the best kept secret in the world of sports. All the girls are so incredibly cooperative with the fans. There is no other sport that you can go to where you are practically guaranteed of getting your favorite player's signature on any hat, ball, or whatever item you would like signed. The girls are always very fan friendly. I always urge everyone to go to a tournament. I feel that if they do, they will want to go back again and again. My wife and I still have Ohio, St. Andrews, Scotland, and Edmonton to look forward to attending on this year's schedule. As you all can see, I never advertise on my blog, or make a single penny. My main objective here is to promote the LPGA, the game I truly love.

The problem I am having now is that love is turning into frustration. I can't understand why an American roster that includes such outstanding players as: Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Angela Stanford, etc., can come up so small during the biggest of tournaments.

Inbee Park's win at the Wegman's LPGA Championship this past weekend was the ninth consecutive major championship won by an Asian player. Yes, read that again, that is 0 for 9 for the Americans in major championships. In fact Americans have won only 4 of the last 23 majors. That is completely unacceptable. They haven't done that well in total events this year either, winning only 4 of the first 13 tournaments on the schedule.

For complete article:
http://www.tonyslpgareport.com/2013/06/its-time-for-us-ladies-to-step-it-up.html

 

post #2 of 11
I am a huge fan of Paula but just don't see the same fire in her as when she first came out. Was nice to see Morgan on the leaderboard this week as she is another one I have always thought would be factor in most majors. Stacy seems to have something going on and Lexi and Jessica are young enough that yhey get a pass from me. I don't think overall these girls have the step on their throat attitude needed to become multiple major winners. Just my 2 cents.
post #3 of 11

Golf is a global game today and the best women players in the world are not American.  Cest la vie.  

 

Let's look at men's professional tennis - who represents USA today after Connors, McEnroe and Agassi?  The multiple major champions of the past 3-5 years are Federer (Swiss), Nadal (Spanish), Djokovic (Serbian) and Murray (Scottish). 

 

Whether in tennis or on the LPGA, perhaps that (American) champion will come along again.  Nothing is constant and in 5-10 years time, perhaps the Koreans won't be the dominant force anymore.  Just enjoy the sports and saviour the champion athletes, where ever they may be from.  

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Seems many of the US LPGA pro's spend some portion of their time supplementing their golf incomes with other activities like modeling and personal appearances.  I'd guess the Asian players focus on golf and it shows in their performance. 

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I must wonder if the US Ladies are as dedicated as the US men with the use of their time and using the latest technologies and instruction. It seems as if several fall apart around the green.

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I have an idea as to why, and I will try to explain it while navigating thru potential misunderstandings.

 

First off, why aren't there as many South Korean winners on the PGA Tour as there are on the LPGA Tour? My best guess would be the PGA Tour is more of a power game. 

 

But the LPGA Tour isn't. It's more of an accuracy game. 

 

Am I saying South Koreans are more accurate than Americans? No. But I guess I am saying they may not be able to hit it as far as their American counterparts - a factor on the PGA Tour, not so much on the LPGA Tour.

 

So playing on a tour where you don't have to hit it a minimum of 300 yards off the tee to be competitive but instead emphasizes accuracy & short game levels the playing field & introduces far more players into the mix.

 

I'm not going into level of dedication, or that somehow Korean players 'want in more' than American players. That varies from player to player. Just saying Asian player's chances of success on the LPGA Tour are greater than on the PGA Tour due to the style of game being played.

 

For proof, look no further than the money & winner's lists on each.

post #7 of 11

The U.S.women are very busy.

 

Michelle Wie is seeing how many time she can use the phrase "you know" in a single sentence AND working on the ugliest putting stance ever seen.

 

Paula Creamer is too busy tweeting inane nonsense like "Good Morning!" AND trying to look all girly AND working on her pout.

 

Natalie Gulbis is too busy finding the fakest, whitest teeth veneers and orangest tan known to man AND working on the ugliest swing in professional golf.

 

Morgan Pressell is busy pretending to be a ginger bombshell AND whining every chance she gets.

 

Lexi Thompson is too busy colour coordinating AND working on a dippy move that is second only to Gulbis'.

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Paula Creamer is too busy tweeting inane nonsense like "Good Morning!" 

 

 

LMAO

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Lexi Thompson is too busy colour coordinating AND working on a dippy move that is second only to Gulbis'.

 

That would be "color" coordinating - after all, she is 'Merican...

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I am a huge fan of the LPGA tour. From my observation, I don't think women golfers see golf as their career.  Most don't seem to play past age 30, although there are exceptions of course.  But it is more difficult for women to keep playing after starting a family than it is for men.  Annika and Lorena Ochoa quit when they were still dominant on tour.  LPGA is just different.

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I am a huge fan of the LPGA tour. From my observation, I don't think women golfers see golf as their career.  Most don't seem to play past age 30, although there are exceptions of course.  But it is more difficult for women to keep playing after starting a family than it is for men.  Annika and Lorena Ochoa quit when they were still dominant on tour.  LPGA is just different.

 

no doubt about that...kinda like wives and women in general are just different. not right or wrong but totally true!

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