Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Hainan Island Celebrity Co-Ed Pro-Am Conflicts with LPGA Hana Bank Championship
In news of the weird in the world of women's golf, a co-ed celebrity pro-am will take place on Hainan Island the same week as the LPGA Hana Bank Championship. Looks like China's communist leaders think they can best promote their answer to Hawaii and Okinawa by bringing the bling during the LPGA's stretch run, instead of during the silly season, where this thing belongs. I mean, it's super-cool that the Full Metal Archivist's faves, Hugh Grant and Sanma (kind of like Japan's answer to Johnny Carson and Oprah, rolled into one funny, hyper, golf-loving guy), will have the chance to play alongside Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, offical tournament ambassador Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie, Corey Pavin, and 15 other pros, but how is this not a slap in the face for the LPGA?