Wednesday

The Amazin' Asian Golf Girls

As the LPGA heads across the globe to Singapore for the HSBC Champions tournament, there are loads of great story lines; Paula, fresh off her win at the Fields Open, will try to make it two in a row. Annika, playing well, is determined to regain the number one spot, and Miss No. 1, herself, who's name happens to be Lorena, is about to start her season. Another big HUGE story is the current dominance of Asian women in the ladies golf world and how quickly it all happened.

The South Koreans are at the forefront this veritable tsunami of female golfing might, but players from India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and China are on the scene as well, and the movement shows no signs of slowing. At all.

Consider this: half of the world's top twenty women golfers are Asian and half of the top fifty are from South Korea, Japan and China. When you consider that the numbers were negligible just a decade ago those facts are all the more impressive.

The LPGA Tour is paying close attention to this Amazin' Asian golf trend and there will surely be more high profile events held in Asia in the future, as they acquire more globally oriented sponsors and build a strong international fan base.

For now, it's on to Singapore, and what promises to be an awesome tournament.