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Published March 4, 2011
EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS: In San Antonio, Terrence Thomas reports the WNBA announced Thursday that “this year’s All-Star Game will be on July 23 at the AT&T Center.” Bringing the event to the city was an “eight-month endeavor” for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the WNBA Silver Stars. SSE “contacted the WNBA about hosting" the event last July, and “after providing a business plan and going through a bid process, the city was chosen to host the contest.” It is believed that “at least two other WNBA cities made bids for the game.” Silver Stars Dir of Business Operations Russell Warren said, “It’s the premier event for the WNBA, and we feel like we’ve got the best place to showcase that” (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 3/4).
WINNING THE MAJORITY VOTE: SI GOLF+ surveyed more than 200 pros from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours about a variety of subjects pertaining to the game of golf. Fifty-five percent of the LPGA members surveyed rated Mike Whan’s first year as LPGA Commissioner “excellent,” with 35% rating his performance “good" and 7% rating it “OK.” Meanwhile, 20% of the PGA Tour members that participated said that Joe Ogilvie should be the next PGA Tour Commissioner. Peter Jacobsen earned 17% of the vote with 4% of the votes for MLB Rangers COO and former PGA Tour Exec VP & COO Rick George (SI GOLF+, 3/7 issue).