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WOMEN’S GOLF: Solheim Cup captain Mallon sees sport on upswing

megmallonlpga2008_t640Lee Hayward of the Midland Reporter-Telegram reports:

Meg Mallon has seen plenty of ups and downs in women’s golf around the world in the time she has played.

She’s seen the number of younger players from across the world make their way on tour, especially from Asia, and she saw the LPGA Tour struggle after the 2008 economic crisis.

Now as she prepares for her first foray as captain of the United States Solheim Cup team, Mallon is seeing women’s golf on the upswing again and knows that the annual event between the best women’s golfers from Europe and the U.S. is a chance to keep it growing in America.

“It injects a lot of enthusiasm and energy, and the (LPGA) commissioner (Mike Whan) knows there is a window there with all that excitement about the event,” Mallon said in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday at Midland Country Club. “(The LPGA) has finally come back to Texas and they played in Dallas and I heard the crowds were awesome there. If you get into good venues and have good players, people will get to see us play and really love it.”

Mallon was in town on Tuesday to speak prior to the annual Judy Rankin Invitational Golf Tournament at MCC, and said even though her golf career has slowed down some in the last year, she’s been as busy as ever preparing for the tournament.

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2013 by in Golf.
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