Despite the LPGA's recent turbulence, one thing seems certain: The women's game is a growing concern in Asia. The latest evidence is the web traffic stimulated by the victory of Japan's Ai Miyazato at last week's Evian Masters. As Jon Show of Sports Business Journal reported, LPGA.com attracted 6.5 million pageviews this past week, up 45% from the
4.47 million that visited the site during last year’s event. Approximately 35% of all visitors were from Japan. The scoring section at LPGA.com drew 1.4 million pageviews, up 93%
from 727,000 during last year’s tournament. Pageviews at USLPGA.jp,
the tour’s Japanese-language site, more than doubled an average
week on tour, to 270,000. The tour is scheduled to visit Japan for the Mizuno Classic, on Nov. 6-8.