Sure, Tseng doesn't need another job, but the point can be dissected; the LPGA needs more sponsors, and more tournaments, fast. It has been three weeks since Stacy Lewis won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and no tournament has been contested since. This week's stop in Mobile, Ala. is the only LPGA event in April, and May will only give fans two tournaments before the summer months.
Sure, Tseng doesn't have anything to worry about, but what about those players struggling to make cuts? Could we be heading towards the old Denver Broncos days when players worked at the Coors factory in the offseason to pay all their bills?
Right now, probably not, but it isn't completely out there. I know LPGA players that book plenty of pro-ams and such that hand out appearance fees so they can make extra money on the side. The LPGA is doing some good things, like donating the entire Founders Cup purse to charity earlier this season, but there has to be more opportunity for players than the stingy schedule they have right now.
Lower purses, give sponsors a break ... anything that could add more tournaments and at least give them a chance to compete. If not, you might soon be getting a lesson from your favorite LPGA player, when the tour is on another lengthy sabbatical.
- Yani Tseng
- Kraft Nabisco Championship