Cutting the Fun Out

DSCN8924.JPGA lot of LPGA players find themselves touring the locale when they get cut from a tournament. After Yani Tseng played two dismal rounds, she exited the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at +10. Almost a day after, she met up with friends in San Francisco and toured the city. She was having a great time at Union Square with best friends yesterday which is fine if she needed a break. But missing the cut meant that her game still needs fixing.

Even on the range, Yani seemed distant. She didn’t want to hit balls and she wasn’t in love with the routine that LPGA players go through when they prepare for a tournament. She needs to¬†embrace the pro circuit and her participation in the tour. Forget playing tourist and get to work Yani!


So Yeon Ryu only played so-so

So Yeon Ryu just celebrated a low round yesterday at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic by shooting a tournament record of 63. But today, it was like she had never played golf before. She bogeyed the first three holes and thought she was back in the groove on the hole after but continued bogeying the fifth hole. From there, she struggled and fell down the leaderboard.

In the meantime, defending champion Lydia Ko started climbing the leaderboard by sinking birdie after birdie. Last week’s Lotte champion, Minjee Lee also started her move to the top while Katie Burnett was fading fast.

It was moving day and the proposed cut was +3. It would be another cut for Yani Tseng, former World No. 1 who we still love and admire. Hopefully Yani will find her game and stay around for the weekends.

Stop! In the name of P.K. Krongaphan

Screenshot 2016-04-24 at 10.41.08 AM.pngAs a LPGA fan, I love taking pictures of LPGA players on practice days and on pro-am. I don’t even bring a camera on tournament rounds because cameras are not allowed.

At the last tournament that I attended, I was annoyed at fans using their smartphone to take pictures. When they say cameras are not allowed; they mean all cameras including the one in our smartphones.

After round 2 at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, P.K. Kongkraphan missed the cut and decided to stay around the range to work out alignment issues. A fan was about to take her picture and she held her hand up when she saw the smartphone was aimed at her. No pictures meant no pictures anywhere, on the course or on the range. Please be considerate to LPGA players in the future.