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In China, Golf Has a New Hazard: Killer Smog

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- This weekend, the Ladies Professional Golf Association demonstrated its willingness to sacrifice player safety for its own long-term financial health.

The occasion was the conclusion of the Reignwood LPGA Classic -- the LPGA’s first tournament in China. The importance of this event for the association’s desired future in China’s rapidly expanding golf market cannot be underestimated. At the top of the leader board going into Sunday’s final round was Guangzhou-born Shanshan Feng. As the LPGA website announced, “This week is all about .... Shanshan Feng.”