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USGA should take note of PGA of America and KPMG

End the pay disparity between the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens and help level the playing field, LPGA instructor writes

Jeff Babineau’s article was most appreciated by this LPGA member (“Sei Young Kim shines brightest of many stars at Women’s PGA,” Oct. 12).

I really appreciate the PGA of America and KPMG, the title sponsor of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, for everything the organizations do for women’s golf.

I am still waiting for the USGA to increase the prize money for the U.S. Women’s Open to that of the men’s U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association has equal prize money, and we’ve waited far too long for the reigning golf association to do the right thing.

Women pay the same USGA dues as men, and there is no reason why this disparity still exists today. This has nothing to do with TV ratings, and has everything to do with the USGA recognizing that female golfers are just as valuable as the men.

Betsy Larey
St. Paul, Minn.
(Larey is an LPGA teaching professional.)

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