GrievancesOctober 13, 2017

LPGA players aren't happy that PGA Tour pros are tearing up the course they're playing in a couple weeks

The second round of the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic was delayed for nearly four hours on Friday, but when rain finally subsided, there was still one problem. There wasn't enough space on the range at TPC Kuala Lumpur for everyone in the 78-man field to warm up. This video from the PGA Tour shows how tight things were.

As a result, players created their own practice spaces, including hitting shots from TPC Kuala Lumpur's East Course. No Laying Up's Chris Solomon documented the unusual scene as well from Malaysia:

No harm, right? Well, not quite. TPC Kuala Lumpur's East Course is hosting the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in two weeks. And several LPGA players weren't excited about the prospect of the guys tearing up their course:

Although obviously a much different scenario, LPGA players were upset a couple weeks ago when they played through gale-force winds in New Zealand. Solomon tweeted to Korda that the damage to the course from this odd situation was minimal, but Friday's situation won't do anything to lessen the damage to the psyche of LPGA players who already feel they aren't on equal footing with their male counterparts.

After two rounds at the CIMB Classic, Pat Perez leads Xander Schauffele by one.


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