[email protected] Mike Whan has agreed to long-term extension with the @LPGA. More:
The LPGA announced on Tuesday that Commissioner Mike Whan has agreed to a long-term extension. Since Whan became Commissioner in 2010, the LPGA has seen significant growth. The Tour has grown from 23 events in 2010 to 33 events in 2015 and purses have increased 50 percent from roughly $40 million in 2010 to more than $60 million this year. Television coverage of the Tour has doubled, going from 200 hours per year that was mostly tape-delayed to 400 hours of coverage this year with more than 90 percent of it live. In addition, the LPGA has seen strong growth in the areas of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, international expansion of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals and the Symetra Tour. “We’ve built a terrific team here at the LPGA and clearly we are seeing momentum build for all parts of the organization,” said Whan. “I am excited about remaining a part of the future and look f...