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Published February 18, 2011
PRESSEL IN FOR FOUNDERS CUP: Golfer Morgan Pressel Thursday formally committed to playing the March 18-20 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Cristie Kerr has yet to commit but said that she "approves of the newest format and supports the event" (THEGOLFCHANNEL.com, 2/17). SI's Dottie Pepper notes Pressel, Kerr and Suzann Pettersen "have publicly criticized" LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan for the tournament, but "reactions like this are absurd." Pepper: "If you don't want to play, fine. Whan made it clear that no one was obligated nor would a player be chastised for passing. ... The whining has made those players look selfish and neglectful of their endorsers, who value the early-season domestic exposure" (SI, 2/21 issue).