Golf: LPGA commissioner Michael Whan does not rule out an Asian Major one day but key criteria must be met

   LPGA commissioner Michael Whan did not rule out the possibility of having a Major in Asia, but cited the key factors that have to be taken into consideration, such as financial commitment.
LPGA commissioner Michael Whan did not rule out the possibility of having a Major in Asia, but cited the key factors that have to be taken into consideration, such as financial commitment.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - With the heavy presence of Asian players on the LPGA Tour and the growing number of tournaments in the region, Thailand's world No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn feels that it's time for Asia to have its own Major.

There's also the small fact that eight of the 13 female golfers who have been crowned No. 1 since the world rankings were introduced in 2006 are Asians.

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