30 Sep '11, 4pm

Lexi's LPGA Arrival Is Cause For Celebration--And Also Caution

Lexi's LPGA Arrival Is Cause For Celebration--And Also Caution

For several years now, as a result of bad management, a bad economy and bad luck, the LPGA has been swimming upstream against a relentless current of negativity. An entertaining product that in 2005 appeared to be on the cusp of expanding its fan base and gaining greater monetary reward for its players is winding down its thinnest schedule since Richard Nixon was president. And although golf's global tour could get a much needed jumpstart from 16-year-old Lexi Thompson, her arrival needs to be couched in caution as much as it is celebrated. We've greeted the Next Great American before only to be disappointed, and no one knows that better than those in charge at the LPGA. Although widely criticized, the LPGA should be praised for the measured approach it has taken toward Thompson's success. Those who say Lexi should have been offered immediate tour membership when she becam...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/2011-09/golf-le...

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