LPGA’s 2010 schedule: Plenty of holes still
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
LPGA officials keep assuring everyone that the 2010 schedule will be better than expected. Of course, they know expectations are extremely low, so it won’t take much to satisfy.
Players received a preliminary schedule awhile back that left more questions than answers. Only 13 tournaments are named specifically. The rest are noted as “On” or “Off” weeks, with three “Asia” tournaments sprinkled in next fall.
The schedule starts in Thailand on Feb. 15 and then goes to Singapore for the HSBC. There’s a three-week break, followed by the J Golf event (San Diego or L.A.?) in the last week of March and the Kraft Nabisco in Palm Desert, Calif.
Phoenix isn’t mentioned, though, if the stars align, it might fit in before J Golf, giving the tour a nice three-week domestic stretch.
There is a gaping hole in April: No tournaments. That four-week hiatus is the longest stretch of nothingness on this early version.
The LPGA Championship is not mentioned, though rumor has it that the tour is close to nailing that down.
Adding up all the “On” weeks, there are 27 tournaments listed. Will be interesting to see how close they come to that number in two weeks.