Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Recommended Reading: bangkokbobby on JLPGA Schedule, Sirak, Mell, and Hound Dog on LPGA Schedule
Kudos to bangkokbobby for being the 1st blogger to post about the JLPGA's announcement of its 2011 schedule. I'll have more to say about it when I'm done grading, but compare how well the JLPGA has been able to weather the Japanese economy's relative stagnation in the post-Bubble era (basically the last 20 years and counting, despite a few bright spots here and there) with how hard the LPGA's been hit by the U.S. economy's Great Recession, as documented in posts by Ron Sirak, Randall Mell, and Hound Dog. There's a lot to say about this phenomenon, but I'll leave you with this: one of the most important bottom lines for any professional golf tour should be how many players can make a living playing exclusively on it.