LPGAer Outrage At “Imaginary” Tournament Purse

Some of the top current and former female golfers in the world, including Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Annika Sorenstam, have expressed serious reservations over the LPGA’s decision to stage an official tournament event in which the entire purse will be “imaginary.

Michelle Wie Morgan Pressel

(Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel may skip ill-conceived tournament)

Randall Mell of The Golf Channel - via Geoff Shackelford - reported this week the details of the inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, which was created by new LPGA Commissioner Mike Whanto honor the pioneers who founded the tour and to fund the LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf Foundation. The event is scheduled March 18-20 in Phoenix as the first American event on this year’s schedule.”

Now for the weird part:

The unique tournament format will feature a $1.3 million “mock purse.” That money is all imaginary. Read more…