Like: All the good things happening lately on the LPGA Tour. The recent wins by Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, and Lydia Ko—arguably their four most bankable stars—along with an expanded tournament schedule (32 events this year, up from 23 just three years ago), plus the new International Crown team event involving eight nations with four players each, all have created excitement. Commissioner Mike Whan is one of the good guys, he and his staff have worked hard, and they deserve their success. Let’s hope it continues unabated at Pinehurst next month.
Don’t Like: Rory Mcilroy’s tumble out of the top 10 of the World Golf Rankings. It’s bad enough Tiger’s on the sidelines and no other top players are doing much (Bubba excepted). Let’s hope the erstwhile wunderkind regains his putting touch this weekend and makes some noise at the site of his first Tour victory.
By: George Peper