"Taking the temperature of the LPGA Championship provides a fairly accurate gauge of the state of the tour."
Ron Sirak tries to figure out the LPGA's goals and mindset as they prepare to say goodbye to Bulle Rock and move their major to a site TBD.
The modest goal for the LPGA seems to be to put together a 2010 schedule in which there are not more off weeks than on weeks, and right now the break-even number of 26 appears to be a stretch. With Corning gone, Ginn gone, Phoenix and Kingsmill in doubt and others up for negotiation, where the LPGA Championship is played next year and by what name is a key to what the future of the tour holds.
Steve DiMeglio reports that a wet spring has left the course playing super long, wet and nasty.