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Val Skinner (left), commisioner Whan, Cristie Kerr and Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal at
September’s LPGA Sponsor Summit at the Hard Rock Café in New York City.
to do business. Californians say, “Of
course it is, we get up early.” But it is
different. You’re not really on anybody’s
time zone. Would I love us to be in California? For personal reasons, I’d love it.
Would it be the best business decision?
It wouldn’t. So where would? At the
end of the day, I always say you need to
be near your player base, and we have
more players that live in central Florida
than anywhere else in the world.
GGP;Finally, how is the “female at birth
only” controversy going to shake out in
light of the attempts by Lana Lawless,
a transgender former police officer, to
gain playing privileges on the LPGA?
MW;I’ve learned a lot more about what
transgenderal athlete means. I’ve also
learned that the IOC, USGA, Ladies
European Tour and others all allow for
transgenderal athletes to compete. In
fact, there’s a transgender athlete that
competes today on the LET.