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Stacy Lewis gets LPGA win in Singapore

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01:55 PM ET 03.04 | No. 4-ranked Stacy Lewis was struggling down the stretch at The HSBC Women's Championship in Singapore, and with a change in strategy at the 18th hole, got her first win in the 2013 season. Lewis has played well all year, but was able to close the deal on this Sunday. The 2012 Rolex Player of the Year had been laying up all week on the par five 18th hole, but teed off knowing she needed birdie to win. She hit a hybrid to the back of the green, and two putted for the birdie.

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March 5, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Interesting economic sign of the times for the LPGA that their first 3 tournaments are in SE Asia and not in the U.S. Of course another factor is that half the field comes from the Far East.

March 5, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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Interesting economic sign of the times for the LPGA that their first 3 tournaments are in SE Asia and not in the U.S. Of course another factor is that half the field comes from the Far East.

Right on both counts.

It also seems like the wheels started to come of this thing when Ty Votaw stepped down as tour commish.

March 5, 2013  02:17 PM ET
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It appears that Rip Van FNgolfintern has awakened from his slumber.Now all they have to do is post something relevant and we'll be stylin.

He was away with a groin injury....or concussion.

March 5, 2013  02:17 PM ET
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Interesting economic sign of the times for the LPGA that their first 3 tournaments are in SE Asia and not in the U.S. Of course another factor is that half the field comes from the Far East.

interesting indeed.

March 5, 2013  02:39 PM ET

They're battling the WNBA for irrelevancy. Too bad because they've got some terrific golfers on the LPGA.

March 5, 2013  04:01 PM ET
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They're battling the WNBA for irrelevancy. Too bad because they've got some terrific golfers on the LPGA.

I think the LPGA hasn't been the same since 2 of their most marketable players, Sorenstam and Ochoa, retired.

March 6, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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I think the LPGA hasn't been the same since 2 of their most marketable players, Sorenstam and Ochoa, retired.

Agreed. They were hoping Wie would fill the void but if it hasn't happened by now... They definitely need a phenom or two to kickstart interest in their sport.

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March 6, 2013  05:36 PM ET
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I think the LPGA hasn't been the same since 2 of their most marketable players, Sorenstam and Ochoa, retired.

Ochoa was never really marketable except in Mexico. The LPGA's biggest marketing loss is that women with mass appeal (Wie, Creamer or Gulbis) just don't win often enough.

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