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Thursday, November 10, 2016

You Won't Be Seeing Lorena

It's not often that I write about something you WON'T see. But alas, there will be no coverage of this week's LPGA event, the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.

Lorena Ochoa at pro-am

The Ochoa (can we call it that? like the Dinah?) is played in Mexico City and has the smallest LPGA field of the year, with only 36 players teeing it up. Still, it's official money and CME points, so for the players who are there, it could be a big deal.

The defending champion, Inbee Park, isn't there because she's still on the mend, hoping to be ready for competition in 2017. In case you haven't seen her statement (reproduced in this post at, she says that she has begun hitting balls again but is still being cautious.

And as usual, Tony Jesselli has done a preview for this event over at his blog. He says this is the weakest field he has ever written about since beginning his blog, so that may have contributed to GC's decision not to televise it, even in tape-delay. But if you want to keep up with the action, here's the link to the event leaderboard.

I still hold out some hope that GC will at least show a few highlights during Golf Central each night. In the meantime, I guess we'll have to be satisfied with ET and PGA TOUR action this weekend.



  2. The true story behind the lack of TV is that the LPGA obliges each tournament to shell out a certain amount of money towards the production, but since apparently this event had issues with raising that money the Tour let them out of that obligation so Golf Channel only had one convoy head south of the border (presumably under armed escort) rather than two this week.

    1. Whatever highlights are shown will come courtesy of ESPN Deportes in Mexico.