Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Golf World sticks it to the LPGA Tour......again

Who is on the cover of the magazine this week? Is it Yani Tseng, the golfer who won her 3rd career tournament and 2nd Major Championship overall?

No, it's Anthony Kim for winning a Masters warmup.

What a joke this magazine is. The biggest on course story of the week doesn't merit a cover photo. It isn't the first time GW has done this either. In 2006 they featured Phil Mickelson for winning at Atlanta by 12 shots instead of Kraft Nabisco winner Karrie Webb who didn't just make a comeback after nearly two years of no victories, but holed out on 18 for eagle to force a playoff.

Before 2006, GW used to put the Players Champion on the cover over the winner of Kraft Nabisco. Pseudo majors are more important than real major championships in their eyes.

Lets not forget their disgraceful 2009 LPGA preview which came to some of their subscriber's mailboxes after the first tournament of the year was already completed. A golf architecture issue was more important than the LPGA to them also.

GW is a joke of a golf publication. The next thing I expect from one of their authors(Ron Sirak maybe?) is an article about how poorly placed the Kraft Nabisco is and that it doesn't get enough attention. What's a case of Chutzpah in comparison to their regular displays of journalistic stupidity?

6 comments:

Awsi Dooger said...

Did you honestly expect it to be reversed? Golf Channel similarly led off every Golf Central with Shell Houston coverage instead of Kraft Nabisco.

Anthony Kim is guaranteed to sell more magazines than Yani Tseng in the United States. Not even close. Anthony is a buzz player whose name recognition and popularity far surpass Tseng in this country. You have to look at the real world aspects, not strictly LPGA preference.

Now, if Michelle Wie had won, that would have been a cover girl, or split cover with Anthony. Tseng's only shot was an obscure winner, someone like Vaughn Taylor, who lost in the playoff. That would have been an interesting decision for Golf World but I still think the PGA and men's golf focus would have prevailed.

Mike said...

Some things never change, do they?

The Florida Masochist said...

Awsi,

Golfworld is almost entirely a subscription based publication. Newsstand sales are very slight. So what will in regards to the magazine's cover isn't an issue.

Vince Spence said...

I am confused. I found this identical post on the Hound Dog golf blog. Are Hound Dog, Bill Jempty and Florida Masochist the same person? I've never visited HD or FM, but I read Bill's comments on Waggle Room. Am I nuts?

Life is tough enough for old blogists, please edumicate me....

The Constructivist said...

Vince, Bill is The Florida Masochist. Hound Dog is Ken Hartis!

Vince Spence said...

I am a stupid...