Discussion: Is 'Asian Slam' good or bad for LPGA?
- By Golf Channel Digital
- Sep 16, 2012 3:53 PM ET
Jiyai Shin's nine-shot runaway victory in the Women's British Open completed the first "Asian Slam" – all four LPGA majors won by players from the Far East.
Before Shin blew away the field at blustery Royal Liverpool, fellow South Koreans Sun Young Yoo and Na Yeon Choi won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and U.S. Women's Open, respectively, and Shanshan Feng of China won the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
The "Asian Slam" may be a first, but domination of the LPGA by Asian players is nothing new. Some fans claim that nationality shouldn't matter – that we should simply appreciate excellence. Many of those same fans claim the U.S. media does a poor job of telling the life stories of Asian players.
Many other fans counter that it's only human nature to root for players from their own country, and that they lose interest when Asians dominate. Those fans are often highly critical of the work ethic of American players.
Which side of the debate are you on? Will the "Asian Slam" be good or bad for the LPGA?
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