Golfweek: LPGA courses are too long Mar 25, 2021 16:47:33 GMT
Post by HappyFan on Mar 25, 2021 16:47:33 GMT
I think a big part of the problem is that the LPGA stubbornly pursues the stereotypical dudebro boy weekend sports fan audience and the ancient art of scoring TV network slots. Yea, thet like 'bombs' and all that.. but, they're never going to be a profitable audience. There's enough sports targeted that way already anyway.
This, this, 1000 times this!
I don't know how often I've heard PGA fans complain about how length is ruining the tour. Well, the women don't have that problem (yet). They can't overpower courses, so they have to play the course strategically. You know, the way the game is SUPPOSED to be played! So why on Earth would you want to engineer it so that the women end up a pale imitation of the boring PGA product? Do you really want a bunch of female Koepkas dominating the league?
I seem to remember reading that the most accurate player on the PGA wouldn't even make the top 20 in driving accuracy on the LPGA. That's because the PGA is all about smash the crap out of the ball, then find it in the rough and smash the crap out of it again to get it on the green. If you want to see a great player dismantle a course without that advantage, watch the LPGA. Watch and learn!
Or as I used to say in the old days: it's far more impressive to me to see Mi Hyun Kim, who is barely 5 feet tall, hit a 280 yard drive than it is to see some lummox like John Daly hit it 380.
The KLPGA put the LPGA in the shade last year. Complete stats for each player in real time; even a graphic showing where on the hole their ball traveled. Why can't the LPGA do that?