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LPGA and Women’s Golf Suffer the Irony of the PGA Tour Deciding to Shake Hands With Former Rival LIV Golf

Published 06/07/2023, 5:00 AM EDT

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Both the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour represent the same sport. Despite the common representation, the two are not treated equally. Although the LPGA Tour is now upping its game and coming up with groundbreaking events such as the Mizuho Americas Open, it is also significantly increasing the event’s purses. The question that arises is: is it only the fans who undermine the LPGA Tour, or does the PGA Tour also try to do the same?

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This question must have crossed many minds when they came across two sizeable pieces of information on Tuesday, that is, June 6, 2023. Let’s break it down together.

Does the PGA Tour try to undermine its sister tour?


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It is a prevalent notion that women’s golf is not as widespread and appreciated as men’s golf. Although times are changing, it is still a long journey until women’s golf reaches its designated destination. Having said that, yesterday marked a very exciting day in the world of golf. Why? Firstly, because it was Women’s Golf Day, and secondly, PGA Tour joined hands with the Saudis. The two news were broken to the fans on the same day. One made fans feel rejoiced, and the other one, not so much.

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The LPGA Tour posted on its Twitter account a heartwarming post celebrating the females of the sport and complimenting the golfers for showing commendable commitment towards the tour’s growth and upliftment.


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The PGA Tour’s gigantic news quickly overshadowed the delightful celebration of the determined females. News of the men’s tour joining hands with their withstanding rival, the Saudi League broke the internet. The news quickly went viral on social media and left everyone, golfers and fans alike, in an utter state of disbelief.

The whole scenario made us perceive that the PGA Tour’s news stole the limelight from the LPGA Tour’s day of celebrating female golf. Just a few days ago, there was an incident where two PGA pros took a dig at the LPGA Tour and attracted the wrath of fans.

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Just during the Mizuho Americas Open’s weekend, Joe Ogilvie, a retired PGA pro, and Joel Dahmen took a jibe at the LPGA tour for their website and application. They pointed out that the tour’s application is troublesome and that it is difficult to find relevant information, such as scores.

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Fans were quick to point out to the pros that what they were doing and saying was not right. Both golfers became the target of fans’ ire.


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Some people might think that this huge announcement was made on the day of the LPGA’s big day, and it stole the sparkle away from the female golf celebration. What are your thoughts about it?



Riya Singhal

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Riya Singhal is a promising golf writer at EssentiallySports. She was recently recruited in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’ as one of the young writers with a strong passion for golf writing. Despite being in her early days, Riya has already showcased exceptional talent in her coverage of the sport, with her article on Brooks Koepka's kind gesture towards a young fan after his Masters loss quickly rising to the top of the charts.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare