Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Will Doug Ferguson please pick up the red courtesy phone.

So someone can tell the Associated Press reporter how little he knows about the LPGA Tour.
The LPGA Tour previously announced a new tournament in The Bahamas on May 23-26 and a return to Texas, its first official event in the Lone Star State since Meg Mallon won the U.S. Women's Open at Colonial in 1991. The North Texas LPGA Shootout will be April 25-28, three weeks before the PGA Tour arrives in town for its Texas swing.
Last time I looked Austin and Houston were in the Lone Star state. The LPGA Tour played official events in the former from 1999 to 2001 and in the Houston area in both 2003 and 2009.
and 2012 also saw the emergence of Na Yeon Choi, who won the U.S. Women's Open and the Titleholders.
Sorry Doug, but Choi emerged in 2010 when she won two golf tournaments plus took home the Vare Trophy for low stroke average and was leading money winner that year!
The biggest tournament on the schedule is the Solheim Cup
Doug Ferguson can't get something simple right. The Solheim Cup isn't a tournament, it's a 'is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition'. I've picked on Doug Ferguson's inability to get facts straight before on multiple occasions. Here and here, are just two examples. Today's article might be his worst effort ever. Update- Ferguson's Texas mistake probably stems from here where it says ' It will also mark the Tour’s first stop in North Texas since the 1991 U.S. Women’s Open, won by 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain Meg Mallon at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth'. Doug removed the North and added official. AP reporters have a habit of bollixing the facts when they copy from a source as I once pointed out here. Whatever the source, Doug Ferguson's writing was very careless.

1 comment:

Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

He also stated that 2 years ago the LPGA had 23 events.

The actual facts are:
2013 = 28
2012 = 27
2011 = 24
2010 = 23

So I guess he meant 3 years ago.