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Bring your game and your passport: As more tours cross oceans, LPGA ahead of its time

克莉斯蒂‧克兒 Cristie Kerr

克莉斯蒂‧克兒 Cristie Kerr by (Lily)
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NAPLES, Fla. –  Alarm bells went off when the best golfers no longer were Americans, whether the measure was a ranking or simply who kept winning the majors. That was the LPGA Tour a generation ago. It took awhile for the men to experience the same shift to a more global game, such as Europeans occupying the top four spots in the world ranking at the end of last year, or the Americans getting shut out of six straight majors. Or the time Lee Westwood, whose humor can be vastly underrated, was speaking at a dinner when he mentioned Steve Stricker winning the previous week at the John Deere Classic. Looking at PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, he said, “Nice to see an American win on your tour.” The next cause for concern in women’s golf was having to leave home to build a schedule.

People:

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan

Overall Sentiment: -0.10464

Relevance: 0.665681

Sentiment Quote
-0.448852 “It was clearly a stigma,” LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said. …
-0.17681 “It was clearly a stigma,” LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said. “But I said this to our players and our staff, ‘Gang, I promise you the rest of our sport is going to follow.’ Unfortunately, we’re going to be the model. We’re going to make all the silly mistakes. But you can’t go back.”
0 “Every business where I’ve worked went global,” Whan said, …
0 “In Malaysia, our players stayed in a five-star hotel connected to a mall,” Whan said. …
-0.0520613 “In Malaysia, our players stayed in a five-star hotel connected to a mall,” Whan said. “I’m sure we raised the gross national product that week.”
0.0882489 “We have the best players from around the world. They move here and they want to play here,” Whan said. …
0.106711 “We have the best players from around the world. They move here and they want to play here,” Whan said. “I’ve had more than our share of players … you would think, ‘Oh, they love your Korea event.’ No. They want another Atlanta event.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 7
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.4827634
  • Mean: -0.0689662
  • Standard Deviation: 1

Cristie Kerr

Overall Sentiment: -0.331438

Relevance: 0.280434

Sentiment Quote
0 “We were definitely ahead of the curve,” Kerr said. …
0.378255 “We were definitely ahead of the curve,” Kerr said. “Without that, our tour might have gone away. We have a lot to be thankful for of the Asian countries.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.378255
  • Mean: 0.1891275
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Lee Westwood

Overall Sentiment: 0.133538

Relevance: 0.259456

Tim Finchem

Overall Sentiment: 0.213337

Relevance: 0.250265

Karrie Webb

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.239917

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John Deere

Overall Sentiment: 0.160147

Relevance: 0.233895

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Kerr

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.230714

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Carolyn Bivens

Overall Sentiment: -0.360062

Relevance: 0.226361

Steve Stricker

Overall Sentiment: 0.195122

Relevance: 0.225039

Tom Wade

Overall Sentiment: 0.204117

Relevance: 0.215708

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Organization: LPGA

Overall Sentiment: 0.269743

Relevance: 0.3497

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Country: England

Overall Sentiment: -0.0360767

Relevance: 0.386959

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Country: United States

Overall Sentiment: 0.327812

Relevance: 0.357427

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