LPGA's Whan Interested In Season-Long Competition Mike Whan Bullish On '14 LPGA Season LPGA Grants Lydia Ko Membership LPGA Reportedly Looking At Two New U.S. Events Evian Championship Debuts As Fifth Major Safeway Classic Faces Financial Hurdles LPGA Exploring Annual Denver Event Examining LPGA's Asian Growth Inbee Park's Pursuit Of LPGA Majors Park Carrying LPGA Amid Run In Majors
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SBD Article Published November 25, 2013
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said that there is "nothin... ” The LPGA Playoffs from '06-08 "culminated with a champion... ...golfer Christie Kerr is "hopeful the increase in LPGA events in 2014 ... is a sign that purses also wil... ...ars has got to be making the average purse of the LPGA almost $2 million (per event). With Friday's announcement that there will be 32 LPGA events in '14, up from 28 this season, Golf Chann...
SBD Article Published November 20, 2013
While there were only 23 LPGA Tour events in '11, Commissioner Mike Whan "proje... cts there will be more than 30 LPGA tournaments worldwide" in '14, according to Craig... ...r gaining notoriety, "I think people heard of the LPGA but didn’t know about the LPGA. Handel wrote if the LPGA is to "get more tournaments on national televisio...
SBD Article Published October 28, 2013
The LPGA today granted membership for '14 to 16-year-old L... ydia Ko, who "petitioned the LPGA tour to turn pro earlier this month," according t... ...pete in her first event as a professional" at the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Titleholders in Naples,... ...3 CN Canadian Women's Open, her second win on the LPGA tour." Ko had to file a "petition with the LPGA to seek a waiver of the tour's ruling requiring m...
SBJ Article Published September 30, 2013
...going to have to cover our sport ourselves,” said LPGA Chief Financial Officer Kathy Milthorpe. ...ere is a role for sports properties like the WTA, LPGA or WNBA to take a more consultative approach to t...
SBD Article Published September 24, 2013
A new LPGA tournament is "close to being finalized" for next... ...Classic Pro-Am in Grand Rapids is not an official LPGA event, but it has "attracted many players for yea... " LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan's "top objective since the... " Meanwhile, the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic could move to a "late January slot next s... eason, giving the LPGA a much-needed start on this side of the world" be...
SBD Article Published September 11, 2013
The LPGA Evian Championship has "built a reputation among... ...nt has felt like a major for the Europeans in the LPGA ranks," but there still is "scrutiny over whether... ...The event, founded in '94, became a co-sanctioned LPGA event in '00 with the LPGA "announcing two years ago that it would be a majo... ...s Evian -- and his "ambitious vision," as well as LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan’s "bold leadership.
SBD Article Published August 28, 2013
The LPGA Safeway Classic returns to Columbia Edgewater Cou...
SBD Article Published August 19, 2013
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan on Friday met with Colorad... The LPGA was "on the grounds all week" at Colorado Golf Cl... ...were "a number of courses capable of hosting the LPGA, but it's been the CGC that has generated the mos... ...ls Golf booth, which was a "joint project" of the LPGA and USGA. ...gram has "received a sizable cash influx from the LPGA" (DENVER POST, 8/18).
SBD Article Published August 12, 2013
The influx of Asian golfers joining the LPGA tour in the last 15 years "has transformed the sp... The LPGA "offers classes and tutors, conveying to players... " LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan said offering English l... just another optional service the LPGA provides to make its players more comfortable. ...he golfers "pay for the language courses, but the LPGA pays to ensure that the Indianapolis-based Langua...
SBD Article Published August 01, 2013
...ed media tour of New York, something not afforded LPGA stars in recent years" (WASHINGTON POST, 8/1). YAHOO SPORTS' Shane Bacon wrote the LPGA has done an "incredible job at rebranding what th... " The LPGA announced two years ago that the September event... Park in a special to SI writes, "Officially the LPGA says there are five majors:
SBD Article Published July 03, 2013
LPGA golfer and South Korea native Inbee Park has “lif... ...'s Doug Ferguson wrote it "seems like every time" LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan "turns on TV is he hearing... ...France to major championship status," giving the LPGA tour "five majors for the first time in its 63-ye... ...n the TV every night and the discussion is on the LPGA and five majors and what does this mean ... the w...
SBD Article Published June 28, 2013
...n taking place this weekend, Golf Channel held an LPGA state of the game roundtable discussion tackling... ...id the influx of successful Korean golfers on the LPGA Tour and the "growth of the game in Asia" is "ver... " LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said, "A lot of our sponso... Golfweek's Beth Ann Baldry said of the LPGA finishing events on days other than Sunday, "I ju...