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Old 12-16-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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LPGA stars may play against the men

The Bermuda Golf Association has opened the Bermuda Open to women for the first time. Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer and others may be interested in competing. At Port Royal, the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, everyone will play from the same tees for the same purse.
"The Grand Slam didn't play the holes all the way back," said [BGA president Terry] West, "they set up the course for birdies and entertainment for that. Our tournament wants to find the best golfer, so we'll play off the blacks, all the way back."
LPGA stars get Open invite
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It says Gulbis and Creamer have already expressed an interested to play.
Good on them!
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I am sure that our "feminist" posters will say: "It's degrading because the players are being exhibited for their beauty, just like a beauty pageant, more than for their performance on the golf course". Or maybe they will not make that comment because Gulbis and Creamer are American and the ladies in the KLPGA Ceremony were Asians.
The reason the sinking Bermuda Open is now open for ladies is degrading. They need income and they figure that exhibiting beautiful lady golfers will help. Gulbis and Creamer are good examples. The Asians danced in the ceremony, Gulbis and Creamer will wear attractive attire and big smiles at the course and evening events.
No big deal. Everyone needs income.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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Personally, I think it is a BS publicity stunt to invite women but as long as they are playing from the same tees as the men then competitive integrity is maintained and I have no problem with the event.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #5
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It might be fun, once the field is set and we know which girls are playing, to have a contest picking where the girls will finish in the field after 4 rounds.
Keep in mind that there is no cut and the overall quality of the male golfers in the field will not be anywhere near the level of a PGA TOUR event.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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Personally, I think it is a BS publicity stunt to invite women but as long as they are playing from the same tees as the men then competitive integrity is maintained and I have no problem with the event.
I agree about the same tees. It would be a sham if they played from different tees.
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Personally, I think it is a BS publicity stunt to invite women but as long as they are playing from the same tees as the men then competitive integrity is maintained and I have no problem with the event.
gex - What if it happened that the women won this event, everything being equal.... what would you say about the women them.... I wonders? :-)

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Personally, I think it is a BS publicity stunt to invite women but as long as they are playing from the same tees as the men then competitive integrity is maintained and I have no problem with the event.
Of course it is. It looks like they'll be lucky to get Nationwide Tour players on the men's side. As a side note, it's interesting that Gulbis and Creamer have expressed interest in participating since Nike is supposedly one of the sponsors and they are both with rival TaylorMade/Adidas.
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Bring back the cat.
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