Lewis...meh. What about The Rocket skipping the event.
I'm surprised Whan and the JLPGA can't find a sponsor to up the purse to well over $2.5M to attract the top players.
I don't think the Japan LPGA is interested in doing that - it is not like they need the US LPGA? If it wasn't for the 8 or so foreign events then we would be talking about how weak the US LPGA schedule is.
The JLPGA is a very successful tour were all there events are on national TV and not on cable and it's leading players are well known to the general public - the only player we can say about that in America is Michelle Wie. Let's be honest about this - Inbee Park or Stacy Lewis don't cut it.