Davies Upset at LPGA


Laura Davies is 44th on the LPGA Tour money list and must play well over the next month to avoid missing the season-ending ADT Championship for the first time since 1992.
Davies, however, doesn't think she should be in this predicament.
She is angry that the LPGA Tour does not count her earnings from the Evian Masters, where she finished fifth and made $111,402. That would be enough to put her 28th on the money list.
The tournament is co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and the Ladies' European Tour, and Davies qualified through LET criteria. Only LPGA qualifiers can count their earnings toward the money list, a rule meant to keep European tour players from taking advantage of the $2.1 million purse.
'I was unaware of the situation at the time, but I think it's disgusting,' Davies told British newspapers. 'The rule has been made by a lot of idiots and I think they've lost their heads.'
Davies contends she is a past champion at the Evian Masters, and that she would have received a sponsor's exemption (Michelle Wie received one) had she not qualified through the European criteria.
Only the top 30 on the money list get into the ADT Championship.
'Even if I make it, I'm not going to play,' Davies said. 'It's a point of principle.'
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