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See what I mean about the LPGA and The Golf Channel

Today The Corning Classic will be finishing up. With one round to go, South Korea’s Jeong “JJ or The Little Giant” Jang holds a three shot lead. JJ will be teeing off today at 12:28.

This would seem to set up a television broadcast from 2-5 p.m. or a two hour slot somewhere in that time frame. The Golf Channel is broadcasting the LPGA tour stop this week. Let us look at their schedule for this afternoon.

1 p.m.- Paid Programming
1:30- Paid Programming
2:00- 1995 US Women’s Open Highlights
3:00- 1996 US Women’s Open Highlights
4:00- Annika swings for the kids
4:30- Barton Creek Classic Highlights
5:30- Golf with Style
6:00- How low can you go
6:30- Playing lessons from the pros

Then the Corning Classic is shown on taped from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Do we need any further proof that TGC does not have the best interests of women’s golf in mind when they do their programming? Today’s scheduling is inexcusable and for the LPGA to shift a major championship to this channel a colossal blunder. I will never understand this organization’s thinking.

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