Let's give a big round of applause to Mike Whan
The 2012 LPGA schedule hasn’t been officially released to the media or public, but somehow it managed to magically appear in my inbox. A belated Christmas present! — no, really. Once I opened the email and perused the schedule, I realized there was quite a bit of good news. Which makes me super-stoked for the LPGA and the players.
First of all, Commissioner Mike Whan deserves a standing ovation/slow clap. Whan has delivered on his promise of a more robust schedule in 2012. At first glance it looks much more cohesive than the 2011 season. Instead of the stop-and-go tour the ladies have endured in recent years, 2012 seems like it will bring continuity (no month-plus long breaks). The 2012 schedule boasts 28 (**Update: sounds like it might drop to 27 soon and then probably 26) official tournaments, compared to the 23 in 2011.