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LPGA's Lincicome will play in PGA Event in July

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2 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

 ...the media will certainly cover the first couple of days that she is teeing it up.

As they should because it's newsworthy.

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As others have said, sponsor exemptions are often used to generate publicity for the event, and this one is no different.  I wonder of Brittany will do better than Tony Romo did in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.  77-82 adios.  

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15 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

As others have said, sponsor exemptions are often used to generate publicity for the event, and this one is no different.  I wonder of Brittany will do better than Tony Romo did in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.  77-82 adios.  

Ya know what...I like that. I’m going with that. 77-82. And there it is.

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I am on the, Why Not?, side of this. Seems good for everyone and nobody, including me, expects Brittany to make the cut.  So there really isn't a down side to this for anyone, well maybe the local player that doesn't get the exemption.  Having just finished discussions of unlikely outcomes of sporting events, what if she does make the cut?  That will be news worthy even and good for the game.  Especially the LPGA.

 

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I mean, I hope she goes out there and has fun. I'm not really interested in watching it though. I rarely watch much golf these days and watching someone with no chance of being in contention is even less of a draw for me. Publicity stunts rarely grab my attention.

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On 6/7/2018 at 3:27 PM, DaveP043 said:

As others have said, sponsor exemptions are often used to generate publicity for the event, and this one is no different.  I wonder of Brittany will do better than Tony Romo did in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.  77-82 adios.  

Exactly.

I bet she'll do better than Romo.

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With the time difference the Barbasol will not have a lot of live competition with the British Open and this move adds a bit of interest for live coverage of the Barbasol.  Not a bad move and hey, we are talking about it.

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1 hour ago, The Recreational Golfer said:

Will they let her caddie line her up?

“ No..”

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This seems unnecessary in my opinion. The Lpga has some great players. I see no need for this, it does not prove anything. 

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On 6/8/2018 at 5:12 AM, MrGolfguy67 said:

As they should because it's newsworthy.

Constructed publicity stunts where someone does something because of something other than merit are not, by definition, "newsworthy".

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3 hours ago, Dakota Atkinson said:

Does she still play the same tees?

The men’s tees, yes.

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On 6/24/2018 at 4:36 PM, Shorty said:

Constructed publicity stunts where someone does something because of something other than merit are not, by definition, "newsworthy".

By the definition of Merit - the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward; as a professional golfer Brittany earned her spot in this event, therefore it is newsworthy.

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19 minutes ago, MrGolfguy67 said:

By the definition of Merit - the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward; as a professional golfer Brittany earned her spot in this event, therefore it is newsworthy.

How did she “earn” her spot? She’s a promotional opportunity. Nothing more here, in this context (PGA Tour).

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3 hours ago, MrGolfguy67 said:

By the definition of Merit - the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward; as a professional golfer Brittany earned her spot in this event, therefore it is newsworthy.

And in terms of her being invited to play in this event she has done precisely zero of the above. I don't care if she plays or not. The sponsors can invite whoever they like. Just don't pretend she's there because she's an awesome golfer. It's probably a good marketing decision on their part - but they're too dumb to get a South Korean player to play  - with an audience that's actually interested. But then again, the South Koreans would see that they're on a hiding to nothing. What do they achieve by scoring 78, 77 in a men's tournament?

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