Love the passion in Bill Huffman's take on the LPGA leaving Phoenix. Seems Bill reads the USA Today and was not too taken with Commissioner Mike Whan dropping the "G" word in a story authored by Steve DiMeglio. No, not Tim Finchem's growth mantra, but the other "G" word due to become Finchem's new favorite after his Asian trip.
Huffman, after laying out the situation in Phoenix, writes:
Whan, who has about as much experience running a professional golf tour as Bivens – or zilch -- said it’s not all bad despite how it looks. Of course, he made no reference to the fact there will be no LPGA tournament in Arizona for the first time since 1980, nor did he point out that Florida, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. also were erased in the blink of an eye. Instead the rookie commish emphasized what he deemed as positive news for what is basically a negative situation in women’s golf.
“There is definitely room for more domestic events,’’ Whan declared in stating the obvious to USA Today. “It is fair for people to be concerned about that.
“But I would say that I think people in general are struggling with the globalization of the LPGA tour. One of the big things I’m going to try and do is help people to not only get over that trouble but to embrace the globalization of the tour.’’
In other words, outsourcing is great thing. In fact, it’s worked so well in our downtrodden economy over the past 10 years that the hunch here is it will have a similar effect for the LPGA.
It gets better...go read it.