I find it interesting that the LPGA season is underway and I do not read that much about the action. Being Canadian, I am always interested to find the results of my fellow Canadians, but it is something I need to search for daily. For example, Brooke Henderson finished T4 last weekend and it was not as obvious in the news as any male PGA Tour player doing something goofy. Is it just me or the LPGA does not garner then coverage they deserve!
I am not trying to create a chasm between professional golf tours because I think there are enough articles on that topic. However, I am suggesting that the LPGA could grab a bit more of the spot light in professional golf. Personally, the play on the LPGA is more akin to how I play golf and I find it more interesting to watch them manage their rounds.
Having offered the question, news from the LPGA website suggests that their notoriety is growing. The prize money is growing and so is their exposure. With a significant increase is viewership at the opening tournament – The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by Insurance Office of America – shows that the tide might be turning.
Don’t get me wrong, watching the best on the PGA Tour is great fun and exciting. Watching these players crush the ball and make amazing approach shots from what seems miles away does catch one’s attention. Of course their is the Tiger Effect and the young superstars offer a possibility of greatness with every shot, but I think the LPGA might be able to offer the same sort of excitement.
Maybe it is how the LPGA tournaments are covered. Do the commentators offer build the same type of hype as that of the PGA? I am sure there are many reasons why the LPGA does not seem to garner the same attention, but I for one enjoy watching the LPGA tournaments as much as the PGA events. How about you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!