The LPGA's gloomy outlook, 140 characters at a time

July 02, 2009

Ron Sirak, who covers the LPGA for Golf World, is enjoying some down time in advance of the U.S. Women's Open next week, but that did not prevent him from laying out the LPGA's grim story via Twitter. Here are some of his posts in the aftermath of the news that Kapalua has canceled the Kapalua LPGA Classic this year:

Sirak also calls this "the most important year in the 59-year history of the LPGA." The recession has pushed the tour to a crossroads, but it hasn't helped itself with "increased fees LPGA has put on tourney owners, including TV and sanction fees."

-- John Strege