LPGA Tour organisers miffed over dates

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Upset about a US LPGA Tour schedule change, organizers of the ShopRite Classic are considering suing.

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Upset about a US LPGA Tour schedule change, organizers of the ShopRite Classic are considering suing to keep the tournament's place on the tour calendar, event executive director Ruthie Harrison said on Monday. US LPGA Tour officials announced earlier in the day that the $2.6 million Ginn Tribute hosted by Annika Sorenstam will be played from May 31-June 3 at RiverTowne Country Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. That's the same weekend the ShopRite Classic has been held for the past two years, and the one organisers planned on using through 2008. US LPGA Tour officials offered about a half-dozen other potential dates for the ShopRite, but organizers said they were unacceptable. Two were in April, which they say is impractical because the Seaview Resort & Spa course can't be ready in time because of winter weather. Another potential date was deemed unacceptable because it would put the event opposite the men's US Open. A fourth would have sandwiched it between U.S. LPGA Tour stops in Mexico and California. In a statement sent by e-mail, US LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens said the tour offered ShopRite eight possible dates for 2007 and was awaiting a decision. (AP)

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